Virtual Beirut

Horne, Margaret (2005) Virtual Beirut. In: CUPUM '05 9th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management, 29 - 30 June 2005, University College London, UK.


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This paper describes how urban planners in Beirut are applying three-dimensional computer modelling to aid design decision making in the regeneration programme for the city. The study reports on the recent developments of a computer model of Beirut and its effectiveness in communicating the spatial characteristics of Martyr’s Square, a place of historic significance in the city. An international urban design competition for Martyr’s Square, and its new axis to the sea, is underway to identify new ideas for the development of this area. This paper reports on the process of creating the computer model and feedback from users. It considers future plans for further 3D modelling of the city centre to meet the needs of urban designers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D modelling, urban planning, virtual reality
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Margaret Horne
Date Deposited: 02 May 2012 11:00
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 13:06

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