Customized visualizations of urban infill development scenarios for local stakeholders

Juho-Pekka Virtanen (Corresponding Author), Tuulia Puustinen, Kyösti Pennanen, Matti T. Vaaja, Matti Kurkela, Kauko Viitanen, Hannu Hyyppä, Petri Rönnholm

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    Infill development has been seen as one of the solutions to urban challenges. However, it changes the dynamics and visual appearance of the neighborhood. As infill development usually requires the acceptance of local stakeholders, their perceptions of the resulting intensified housing have a significant role. In this study, customized visualizations illustrating scenarios of infill development were made from the perspective of individual apartments in neighboring residential building. The usefulness of customized visualizations for local stakeholders was studied in the Tammela test area. A 3D virtual model of the existing environment was created. Models depicting the alternative infill buildings were added to the 3D model, which was used to create customized visualizations. These visualizations were utilized in the interviews of local stakeholders. The findings indicate that the customized visualizations help stakeholders conceptualize the impact, and plan and manage the infill development. Visualizations can also be seen as a tool for a resident-driven approach to intensifying housing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number56881
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Building Construction and Planning Research
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • 3D model
    • resident-driven infill development
    • visualization
    • interviews of stakeholders
    • laser scanning


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