Erstellt: 10. Oktober 2023

New Project - Bauhaus Participation Lab

In the 3-year BMBF Project we will explore new methods for citizen participation in urban development projects

We are happy to announce that our proposal for a project on Virtual Reality and Parametric Models for Citizen Participation has been granted!

The Bauhaus Participation Lab (BPL) is an innovative methodological approach for the involvement of citizens in urban planning processes. It is based on responsive parametric planning models for the rapid and interactive generation of planning variants and methods for the joint exploration and discussion of spatial variants in social mixed reality. By combining both technologies, the BPL is intended to facilitate the negotiation process between different interest groups in urban development projects. For this purpose, techniques for intuitive and joint navigation of large groups in the planning variants, methods for comparison, evaluation and discussion of planning variants, as well as simple interaction mechanisms for the generation and modification of planning proposals are to be developed. These technologies are intended to motivate and empower citizens to actively participate in the planning process by promoting an understanding of planning problems and their spatial solutions, offering new opportunities for expressing opinions and encouraging the submission of creative proposals. The technologies are to be tested in several participation workshops as part of the "Mobility Hub Weimar" development concept.

The project is funded by the Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)

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