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2024





ArticleUnited Arab Emirates Prime Minister OfficeDubai residents design future parkDubai residents are actively participating in designing a new park in Nad Al Hamar 3 through a unique initiative by the Dubai Urban Design Platform. During a recent workshop, over 20 participants proposed features like interactive play areas, shaded cycling tracks, and solar-powered facilities. The initiative, supported by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation, aims to integrate community input into urban planning, fostering a sense of ownership and ensuring the park meets local needs. This project is part of a broader plan to develop 32 new parks across Dubai.


ReportUNDP Accelerator LabsVisualizing the Future: Artificial Intelligence in Climate ActionWhen water scarcity began threatening the Panama Canal, presidential candidates had to address it publicly, highlighting the need for inclusive, informed climate action plans that incorporate community insights. The UNDP Panama Accelerator Lab is exploring whether AI-powered tools can enhance public understanding of climate risks and stimulate citizen engagement through visualization techniques.

ArticleBaunetz CampuArtificial AnthropoceneOur current issue explores the evolving relationship between humans and data amidst a phase of critical evaluation in the technological trend’s hype cycle, with a focus on the integrity of data used by generative AIs and UrbanistAI’s development of an AI-based unified language for inclusive participatory urban planning.

ReportGIZ Data LabAI-supported City Planning for more feminist Urban Spaces!During the Asia and Pacific Transport Forum in May 2024, GIZ Projects and the TUMI Women Mobilize Women Initiative hosted a session on feminist city building, supported by GIZ Data Lab's innovative AI-generated images showcasing inclusive and feminist urban and transport planning in Manila.

Article BloombergAI Can Build a Brighter Urban Future — If We Let People Have a SayGenAI technology is lowering barriers to participation in urban planning by enabling residents to use tools like UrbanistAI and Aino to create photorealistic images and maps, democratizing access to design and architecture and potentially sparking a citizen architecture revolution.

ReportAmerican Planning Association (APA)Trend Report for PlannersWhile co-creation, facilitated by new technologies, allows planners and end users to jointly develop solutions and empowers users as "citizen planners," challenges such as the digital divide threaten inclusivity and equal access, making it crucial for planners to ensure human rights are upheld in this digital era.

ActivityCOP24GenAI to reimagine participatory planning and public engagmenetDamiano Cerrone from UrbanistAI spoke at COP28 about citizen engagement and co-design in urban planning, highlighting the importance of integrating AI tools to empower communities and ensure inclusive, participatory decision-making. Learn more about his insights online.

Article The property tribuneTech trends shaping the future of real estate development in AustraliaArtificial intelligence is likely underutilized at present, but with the building and construction industry poised for significant advancements in drone adoption and 3D printing, UrbanistAI is revolutionizing urban planning by using AI to generate designs that enhance visualization and collaboration during workshops, co-design forums, and proposal presentations.


2023




ReportUrban Development Institute of Australia (WA)Exploring new trends that will shape the future of property.AI technology is transforming urban planning by enhancing problem-solving and data processing, but successful implementation requires a shift in existing processes and a deeper understanding of AI's potential, as highlighted by Damiano Cerrone from UrbanistAI and futurist Stephen Yarwood at the UDIA WA's State Conference.

ArticleAmerican Planning Association (APA)7 Need-to-Know Trends for Planners in 2024Urban dwellers are increasingly embracing DIY methods and self-organization, leading to a trend toward co-creation where planners and end users jointly develop solutions, facilitated by new technologies like Urbanist AI, which empowers users to become "citizen planners" and actively co-design their surroundings, reshaping the future of the planning profession.

ArticleWiredBetter Government Tech Is PossibleAI technologies can enhance public service by making government services more accessible, analyzing data to understand citizen needs, and fostering democratic decision-making, exemplified by AI-based participatory urban planning and AI-powered decision-making tools in cities like Helsinki.

ArticleCity destination allianceCan AI tools build more people-centred cities?An interview with UrbanistAI, based in Helsinki and Milan, uses advanced AI tools in collaborative workshops to help cities reimagine human-centred public spaces by allowing community members to transform their environment through guided prompts and visualizations.

Report Seventh HillPublic Open House 2.0
Building community & connecting East Cleveland
Connect East Cleveland was an open-house participatory planning event where approximately 50 residents reimagined their neighborhood's future through interactive design activities, feedback sessions, and community engagement at the newly renovated Mickey’s building.


Article ArchDailyParticipatory Planning: Shaping Cities through Community EngagementContemporary practices now favor inclusive, participatory planning, leveraging technology like UrbanistAI to engage communities in decision-making and design processes globally.