Visualizing Sea Level Rise Impacts for Transportation Planning


Visualizing SLR Impacts Local leaders have historically communicated sea-level rise to communities by presenting two-dimensional maps, charts and photos; however, three-dimensional, immersive technologies offer new ways to convey complex concepts related to urban planning. Using a quasi-experimental design, the FAU team measured the degree to which virtual reality (VR) technologies improve (or impede) constituents’ absorption of information regarding sea-level rise risks in their communities. The project has the potential to significantly impact how sea-level rise risk information is communicated to the public in coastal areas such as Fort Lauderdale, Florida and elsewhere. Read the report

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CUES CONTACT:
Dr. John L. Renne

 

IIT CONTACT:
Jeremy Hajek
Dr. Arjun Chakravarti

 

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SURP Graduate Student Amir Koleini and Outreach Coordinator Serena Hoermann presented research by Professor John L. Renne, PhD, AICP at Transportation Research Board’s (TRB) 9th International Visualization in Transportation Symposium: Visualization in Action on November 5-6, 2019 in Washington, D.C.

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The poster highlights results from   Dr. Renne’s research project   Visualizing Sea Level Rise Impacts in Transportation Planning,   which uses virtual reality to demonstrate climate impacts in a community setting.