Swamp City: Visualising Climate Change Scenarios in Elwood, 2066

Swamp City: Visualising Climate Change Scenarios in Elwood, 2066

This initiative aims to develop immersive 3D visualisations of flooding scenarios that support industry and community stakeholders in understanding the impacts of future urban challenges and the benefits of water sensitive city transformations.

Project Coordinators

Christian Urich
Tom Chandler
Kim Marriott
Tom Morgan
Briony Rogers
Kingsley Stephens

Research Assistants

Su-Yiin Lai

Collaborating Organisations

Monash Faculty of Arts (School of Social Sciences)

Faculty of Engineering (Department of Civil Engineering)

Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities

MADA, (Monash Architecture Studio)

Monash Faculty of IT (sensiLab)

Category

Research, Simulations

The project builds upon the existing Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities case study of Elwood, which focused on developing adaptation measures to increase flood resilience and envision a water sensitive future for the area.

The 3D simulations being researched will allow viewers to virtually wander through, over and around contrasting future scenarios and query aspects of minor and major flood conditions. These interactive scenarios are built upon a parametrically modelled 3D urban map where the simulations envision the Elwood area in its current form and also with proposed adaptations to increase flood resilience.

Once completed, these interactive visualisations will be showcased at upcoming conferences and seminars, Monash’s CAVE 2 environment and as published online interactives accessible to the broader community. They will also feature as part of a month long public exhibition and forum at Monash, planned for mid June 2016.

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visualisation