Visualizing Sea Level Rise Impacts for Transportation Planning
Transportation planners regularly engage communities through public meetings to seek input and engagement on planning for the future, including impacts of sea level rise on streets and neighborhoods. Meetings typically include small-group discussions where planners present ideas verbally and with the use of maps and other two-dimensional (2D) media, such as photo renderings. New media options allow for three-dimensional (3D) imaging utilizing virtual and augmented reality. This project will test and compare new technologies on individuals in community-meeting settings in South Florida to test if 3D technology helps residents better understand the impacts of sea level rise on transportation infrastructure and communities.
Dr. John L. Renne