Customized Visualizations of Urban Infill Development Scenarios for Local Stakeholders


Infill development has been seen as one of the solutions to urban challenges. However, it changes the dynamics and visual appearance of the neighborhood. As infill development usually requires the acceptance of local stakeholders, their perceptions of the resulting intensified housing have a significant role. In this study, customized visualizations illustrating scenarios of infill development were made from the perspective of individual apartments in neighboring residential building. The usefulness of customized visualizations for local stakeholders was studied in the Tammela test area. A 3D virtual model of the existing environment was created. Models depicting the alternative infill buildings were added to the 3D model, which was used to create customized visualizations. These visualizations were utilized in the interviews of local stakeholders. The findings indicate that the customized visualizations help stakeholders conceptualize the impact, and plan and manage the infill development. Visualizations can also be seen as a tool for a resident-driven approach to intensifying housing.

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Virtanen, J. , Puustinen, T. , Pennanen, K. , Vaaja, M. , Kurkela, M. , Viitanen, K. , Hyyppä, H. and Rönnholm, P. (2015) Customized Visualizations of Urban Infill Development Scenarios for Local Stakeholders. Journal of Building Construction and Planning Research, 3, 68-81. doi: 10.4236/jbcpr.2015.32008.

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