Virtual cities for simulating smart urban public spaces

Hideyuki Nakanishi, Toru Ishida, Satoshi Koizumi

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Many research projects have studied various aspects of smart environments including smart rooms, home, and offices. Few projects, however, have studied smart urban public spaces such as smart railway stations and airports due to the lack of an experimental environment. We propose virtual cities as a testbed for examining the design of smart urban public spaces. We developed an intelligent emergency guidance system for subway stations and used the virtual subway station platform to analyze the effects of the system. This experience allows us to argue that simulations in virtual cities are useful to pre-test the design of smart urban public spaces and estimate the possible outcome of real-life scenarios.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Urban Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationThe Practice and Promise of the Real-Time City
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781605661520
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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