CREST – Climate resilient coastal urban infrastructures through digital twinning 2022-2024 (URBAN EUROPE – ENUTS)
CREST project aims to help vulnerable urban areas to set-up and roll-out collaborative platforms based on a breakthrough Augmented reality technology and co-creation approaches to support environmental decision making and innovative policy practices, enabling robust and resilient responses to climate change. The project will pilot a ground-breaking way to operate digital twins of cities, enabling data and “what-if” scenarios to be analysed and visualised in an interactive and immersive visualisation tool to be used by policy-makers, researchers, companies and citizens in 3 European urban areas: Kołobrzeg, Bourdeux i Møre og Romsdal.
CREST consortium involves eight partner institutions from Poland, France, Norway and France. The research will be conducted in 2022-2024. Principal Investigator for the Polish study site: Prof. Bogna Gawrońska-Nowak (Institute of Urban and Regional Development) https://irmir.pl/bogna-gawronska-nowak/ . The project is co-financed by National Research Agencies and European Commission within ERA-NET Cofund Urban Transformation Capacities Call (ENUTC) https://jpi-urbaneurope.eu/news/announcement-16-projects-recommended-for-funding-in-era-net-cofound-urban-transformation-capacities-enutc/?utm_source=JPI+Urban+Europe+Quarterly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=d508e794c6-mailchimp_nl_2020_05_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_2bb048c51e-d508e794c6-364980982.
CREST applies digital twins approach in terms of demonstration, co-creation and mobilization of stakeholders for capacity-building and collective decision-making. This will help respond to the EU agenda on Urban Transformation and achieve the UN SDG goals.