CREST: Climate-resilient coastal urban infrastructures through digital twinning
CREST aims to help vulnerable urban areas to set up and roll out collaborative platforms through digital twinning. It will be based on a breakthrough Augmented reality – AR technology and co-creation approaches to support environmental decision making and innovative policy practices, enabling robust and resilient responses to CC.
The key innovative features CREST will bring into one single framework will be a ground-breaking platform to create and operate graphical DTs in the urban areas enabling more grounded and faster CC adaptation and resilience; and co-creation and stakeholder engagement practices.
AugmentCity is a ground-breaking AR/VR digital twinning platform (currently in TRL7) to create and operate DTs of cities and regions, enabling data and “what-if” scenarios to be analysed, compared, and visualised in an interactive and immersive visualisation tool.
Comparing AugmentCity to the AR/VR tools on CC impacts, unlike the other technologies, AugmentCity has the capacity to provide a holistic view of cities´ sutstainability and preparedness. On the other hand, none of the other tools have a visual effect comparable to AugmentCity that generates 4D simulations and to our knowledge none of these are used as a support tool for participative decision-making.