New Project! CoHeSIVE: Co-designing Healthy Public Spaces via Immersive Virtual Environments
Co-designing Healthy Public Spaces via Immersive Virtual Environments (CoHeSIVE) has been funded by the EWUU alliance. CoHeSIVE aims to develop a co-design methodology that considers place-specific attributes, the variety of user groups, and their needs via the immersive virtual environment (IVE) technology and citizen-centric data. Due to its participatory and inclusive approach, this methodology will enable closing the gaps between urban designers and citizens during the design processes of urban public spaces and creating a societal impact. For this project, we (Pauline van den Berg, Theo Arentze, and Suzan Evers) collaborate with WANDER-LAB of Wageningen University and Research and the Public Health Group of Utrecht Medical Center. The project started in May 2022 and will continue for a year.