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JSW 2013 Vol.8(1): 78-84 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.1.78-84

Effectiveness Assessment on Urban Planning Analyzed in Virtual Reality Environments

Yan Zhang1, Xun Zhang2, Li Lin3
1Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310018, China
2Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics, Hangzhou 310018, China
3Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan

Abstract—Public participation is very important to the success for urban planning projects. This study tries to establish two different systems, the 3-dimensional digital model and the 360 panoramic QTVR photos models, to simulate the feasibility and effectiveness of the participants' experiences feedback got from both environments, by the case study area of Hangzhou CBD, Zhejiang Province, China. This study used Logistic Model to calculate the parameters and their significance to understand if the participant would be interested or not. The results showed that different age/gender people would be impacted by different indicators. It is also found that both QTVR system and 3D system have advantages and disadvantages for representing the indicators' characteristics for participants.

Index Terms—Effectiveness assessment, urban planning, virtual reality environments, 360 panoramic simulations.

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Cite: Yan Zhang, Xun Zhang, Li Lin, "Effectiveness Assessment on Urban Planning Analyzed in Virtual Reality Environments," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 78-84, 2013.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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