VEPs (Virtual Environmental Planning)

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An alternative approach
to planning consultation

The Virtual Environmental Planning Project (VEPs) was funded from 2003 to 2008 and the project has now finished.  VEPs successfully developed and demonstrated interactive, 3D web applications to help people understand proposed planning developments and share their views about them online. Find out more

The demonstration prototype tools are available to test online.

Using 3D for public consultation

Project Results

The VEPs demonstrations are freely accessible online. These interactive demos have been tested and evaluated at a series of workshops and events with professionals and members of the public. Summary Report documents of the results of the project work and evaluation sessions are available to download. Find out more Virtual and real 3D city, Stuttgart

Case Study: Stuttgart 21

The Rosensteinviertel is an urban area in central Stuttgart that will undergo extensive changes as part of a large development project - Stuttgart 21. The City of Stuttgart tested the VEPs tools to see if they could be used to encourage more local people to participate in the planning process for this project. Find out more

VEPs Demonstrations

The VEPs demonstrations combine interactive 2D and 3D visualisation with discussion forums and environmental models. Find out more

Take a look at the demos: