Virtual Reality for urban planning. The port of Palermo: past, present, future.


Virtual reality is proving to be an interesting tool for the visualization of 3d models developed for urban planning. It allows not only interactive visualization, but also the possibility of inserting analogical and informative contents.

The case study relates to the development of a 3D model viewable in virtual reality of the Port of Palermo area, of great urban, historical and logistical interest. The system allows the visualization of its current state, historical emergencies and future developments, as well as the comparison between existing services and those planned in the reconfiguration project.


Urban Planning, urban 3d model, virtual reality, real time rendering

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