City Planning Can Be Transformed by Municipal Digital Twins
Urban planning has always faced challenges. Its planning takes place behind closed doors and is a bureaucratic process. Urban plans must be defended to the public, but communication with citizens that lack specialized knowledge is difficult.
Urban planning processes can seem arcane, opaque, and even combative. The city of Rennes, France is hoping to change this. Rennes' tool for change is one Navigant Research has discussed before-the digital twin. Through a partnership with Dassault Systèmes, Rennes is constructing a digital twin of its entire metropolitan region. Every building and road will be mapped in 3D and publicly accessible through the Virtual Rennes platform.