Visionary Nature-based Actions for Health, Well-being and Resilience in Cities

Funded Project

Prof. Dionisia Kolokotsa

• School of Environmental Engineering, TUC
• Telecommunications Systems Research Institute (TSI)

Research Domain
• Data Visualization
• Augmented Reality


VARCITIES, co-ordinated by TSI and TUC’s School of Environmental Engineering (PI Prof. Dionisia Kolokotsa) sets the ambitious target to advance innovation across different urban scales by fully exploiting nature-based solutions from a digital, social and cultural perspective. The project composes of 25 partners. TUC-SURREAL is a collaborator of the project which will develop advanced visualization paradigms based on Augmented Reality technologies showcasing the impact of climate change. AR/VR applications will be designed, employing also gamified characteristics to serve as spatial guidance to relevant locations as described in the case studies. Developed apps can be consumed via conventional mobile devices or via AR headsets such as  the Microsoft Hololens, Magic Leap and other similar devices. VARCITIES will offer AR gamified experiences, outdoors, on-site and not in the lab, so that the public can be provided with a view of their respective location, anywhere in the world, struck by scientific visualization of the consequences of climate change. The AR system will be customizable and applicable to all case studies in VARCITIES and will also include an authoring layer so that respective partners can form their own AR experiences, based on the specific context of each case study.