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Visualising the city –  towards an open solution Dave Harte Economic Development Manager, Digital Birmingham [email_addres...
 
 
 
 
Visualising the city <ul><li>Key city development projects </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging the public using digital tools </li>...
<ul><li>Eastside vision by children from St Anne's Roman Catholic Primary School   </li></ul>
Key Issue <ul><li>Every project has a digital bit in it </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Birmingham asked to advise </li></ul><ul...
Key city things <ul><li>Birmingham House </li></ul><ul><li>New street station </li></ul><ul><li>Wholesale Markets </li></u...
Key city things <ul><li>Library of Birmingham </li></ul><ul><li>Eastside </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Key agendas <ul><li>Local Strategic Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Local and National Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>NI4 % of...
Engaging the public <ul><li>Increased use of social media tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Big City Plan/Talk </li></ul></ul><u...
Engaging the public <ul><li>What role for visualisation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3d models  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps ...
Visualisation to stimulate investment
Visualisation for consultation: <ul><li>Grangegorman, North Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin Institute of Technology </li><...
Visualisation for consultation
Visualisation for consultation <ul><li>Grangegorgan issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy of data in order to be useful  <...
Birmingham Second Life Island
 
 
Key issues for Digital Birmingham <ul><li>Who’s innovating? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just technology but engagement </li>...
Coming together <ul><li>Workshop in September </li></ul><ul><li>Planners/architects/city officers/creatives  etc. etc. </l...
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    1. 1. Visualising the city – towards an open solution Dave Harte Economic Development Manager, Digital Birmingham [email_address] www.digitalbirmingham.co.uk/blog 07500 882980
    2. 6. Visualising the city <ul><li>Key city development projects </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging the public using digital tools </li></ul><ul><li>Making Birmingham an ‘open’ digital city </li></ul>
    3. 7. <ul><li>Eastside vision by children from St Anne's Roman Catholic Primary School </li></ul>
    4. 8. Key Issue <ul><li>Every project has a digital bit in it </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Birmingham asked to advise </li></ul><ul><li>Wants to give advice that balances: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>appropriate solution for the project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creates opportunities for digital businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>pitches Birmingham as innovating in this area </li></ul></ul>
    5. 9. Key city things <ul><li>Birmingham House </li></ul><ul><li>New street station </li></ul><ul><li>Wholesale Markets </li></ul><ul><li>Longbridge </li></ul><ul><li>Icknield Port Loop </li></ul><ul><li>East Birmingham </li></ul>
    6. 10. Key city things <ul><li>Library of Birmingham </li></ul><ul><li>Eastside </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Park </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital District </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial developments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education developments </li></ul></ul>
    7. 11. Key agendas <ul><li>Local Strategic Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Local and National Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>NI4 % of people who feel they can influence decision making </li></ul><ul><li>NI5 % of people overall satisfaction with local area </li></ul>
    8. 12. Engaging the public <ul><li>Increased use of social media tools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Big City Plan/Talk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-petitions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Media in constituencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NI4 driving initiatives </li></ul></ul>
    9. 13. Engaging the public <ul><li>What role for visualisation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3d models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual worlds </li></ul></ul>
    10. 14. Visualisation to stimulate investment
    11. 15. Visualisation for consultation: <ul><li>Grangegorman, North Dublin </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin Institute of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Crytek 3D game engine to create visualisations for consultation (http://bit.ly/crydit) </li></ul>
    12. 16. Visualisation for consultation
    13. 17. Visualisation for consultation <ul><li>Grangegorgan issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Accuracy of data in order to be useful </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual measurement of listed buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Architect plans for new buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital asset creation: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ As Farcry is a tropical island based game, the library of textures and foliage was unsuitable for downtown Dublin” </li></ul></ul></ul>
    14. 18. Birmingham Second Life Island
    15. 21. Key issues for Digital Birmingham <ul><li>Who’s innovating? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just technology but engagement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Being open in approach </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing digital assets, data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><ul><li>City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Strategy Board </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science City </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supporting the Digital & Creative Industries </li></ul>
    16. 22. Coming together <ul><li>Workshop in September </li></ul><ul><li>Planners/architects/city officers/creatives etc. etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss opportunities in detail </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance for city officers </li></ul>Towards a collaborative approach to developing Birmingham as an Open Digital City
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