3D CITY MODELS FOR SUPPORTING SIMULATIONS IN CITY DENSIFICATIONS
Keywords: 3D City Models, Noise Simulations, Daylight Simulations, Urban Planning, City Densifications
Abstract. In order to meet the increasing needs of housing and services in urban areas, cities are densified. When densifying a city, it is important to provide good living conditions while maintaining a low environmental impact. To ensure this, the urban planning process should include simulations of e.g. noise and daylight conditions. In this paper we describe a newly started projected directed towards the need for quality-assured and harmonised input data to the simulations, in the form of 3D city models. The first part of the paper includes the background and research questions of the project and in the second part a tool for daylight simulations on neighbourhood level is introduced, a tool that will be utilized for evaluating the 3D city model design.