Augmented Reality at the Service of Participatory Urban Planning and Community Informatics – a case study from Vienna

  • Florian Reinwald Institute of Landscape Planning, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
  • Martin Berger
  • Christop Stoik
  • Mario Platzer
  • Doris Damyanovic
Keywords: Augmented Reality, Participation Process, eParticipation

Abstract

Based on the analysis of two field tests in the City of Vienna, this article describes the advantages and disadvantages of using an augmented reality app in participation processes. Using the results of an applied research project “ways2gether – target group-specific use of AR and web 2.0 in participative traffic planning processes”, the possibilities of implementing AR in planning and participation processes are discussed. The article points out that augmented reality tools expand the repertoire of methods used in participation procedures and that they have the potential to support many phases of a planning and participation process.

Author Biographies

Florian Reinwald, Institute of Landscape Planning, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Florian Reinwald is researcher at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Institute of Landscape Planning, Vienna, Austria. E-Mail: florian.reinwald@boku.ac.at

Martin Berger

Martin Berger is researcher and director of the company verkehrplus GmbH, Austria E-Mail: martin.berger@verkehrplus.at

Christop Stoik

Christoph, Stoik, MA is researcher at the FH Campus Wien/University of Applied Science, Department Social Work, Vienna, Austria E-Mail: christoph.stoik@fh-campuswien.ac.at

Mario Platzer

Mario Platzer is transport planner and sociologist in the company verkehrplus GmbH, Austria. E-Mail: mario.platzer@verkehrplus.at

Doris Damyanovic

Doris Damyanovic is Assistant Professor of Landscape and Gender Planning at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Institute of Landscape Planning, Vienna, Austria. E-Mail: doris.damyanovic@boku.ac.at

Published
2014-11-19
How to Cite
Reinwald, F., Berger, M., Stoik, C., Platzer, M., & Damyanovic, D. (2014). Augmented Reality at the Service of Participatory Urban Planning and Community Informatics – a case study from Vienna. The Journal of Community Informatics, 10(3). Retrieved from http://ci-journal.org/index.php/ciej/article/view/1087