A Tale of Two Cities: A Strategic Approach for City Modelling on a Regional Scale

Horne, Margaret (2009) A Tale of Two Cities: A Strategic Approach for City Modelling on a Regional Scale. In: CUPUM09 11th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, 16-18 June 2009, Hong Kong.

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This paper presents an analysis of the issues emerging for the development of Virtual NewcastleGateshead (VNG), a project which is exploring the creation of a three-dimensional computer model for two adjacent cities, Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, in the north eastern region of the UK. It builds upon previous research into virtual city modelling which examined the role played by academia in the development of city models and describes a strategic approach focused on developing a regional virtual model which supports particular organisational aims. It adopts a case study methodology to present a systematic analysis of discussions over a two-year period, 2007 to date, between key stakeholders. The paper analyses requirements, benefits and issues emerging if academic institutions are to extend their existing roles as research providers and city model builders, and consider a hosting role in the development of regional city models.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Margaret Horne
Date Deposited: 01 May 2012 15:46
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 13:16
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6684

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