Virtual Reality for Consensus Building: Case Studies

  • Thea Lorentzen
  • Yoshihiro Kobayashi
  • Yuji Ito
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5531)


This demonstration presents a real-time virtual reality (VR) system that has primarily been used as a tool for simulating and negotiating transportation-related designs. Visualization creation and presentation methods are briefly described. Case studies include applications to infrastructure, traffic, and environmental planning, as well as evacuation analysis. An emphasis is placed on using VR as a tool for translating technical information to non-experts and, ideally, enabling members of the public to better participate in decision making.


VR transportation visualization real-time simulation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thea Lorentzen
    • 1
  • Yoshihiro Kobayashi
    • 2
  • Yuji Ito
    • 1
  1. 1.FORUM8 Co., Ltd., Nakameguro GT Tower 15FTokyoJapan
  2. 2.School of Architecture and Landscape ArchitectureArizona State UniversityTempeUSA

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