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    The Role of Digital Twins for building resilient communities: Case of Dublin.

    Dhingra, Mani and Kerr, Aphra (2023) The Role of Digital Twins for building resilient communities: Case of Dublin. In: Proceedings of the 5th Urban Economy Forum + 59th ISOCARP, 10-13 October 2023, Toronto, Canada.

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    ‘Resilience’ is an overarching term subsuming capacity of any society to deal and adapt with new changes in existing systems. ‘Digital’ is rapidly becoming a new order of life, especially with urban solutions labelled more and more as ‘smart’, in rhetoric hopes of achieving a high quality of life. Digital twins are one such emerging technology, focussing to create virtual replicas of physical assets, and systems, with advanced data analytics and prediction capabilities in real-time. For cities, they can result in cost efficiencies, operational efficiencies, better urban management, and informed decision-making. However, for communities, they can aid in better participation, accessibility, and inclusive communication, which could result in localization of sustainable development goals, and improved levels of acceptance for a just and green transition, thus eventually building more resilience within communities. Realising their potential role in decision-making, Dublin City Council’s smart cities unit has collaborated with the Science Foundation of Ireland’s ADAPT Research Centre for AI-Driven Digital Content Technology on a two-year long targeted project for developing a digital twin framework. The project started in December 2022 with core objective to adopt a human-centric approach for future engagement frameworks. It is unique in terms of its collaborative and multi-stakeholder structure.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: City Digital Twins; Community Engagement; Stakeholder Collaboration; Smartt City Use Cases; Resilient Communities; Dublin;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Electronic Engineering
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 18179
    Depositing User: Mani Dhingra
    Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2024 11:06
    Publisher: International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP)
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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