Virtual Reality for participatory planning and evaluation of demand-oriented and active mobility environments

This research project explores virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) as new innovative possibilities for improved participatory planning and evaluates them on the basis of real-life application examples. VR and AR allow users to virtually explore public spaces, buildings or mobility nodes and to give immediate feedback within the virtual environment.

AR and VR applications have already been evaluated in aspern Seestadt and enabled a virtual tour of the future street spaces in the “Am Seebogen” neighbourhood. It was possible to switch between two different design variants, experience the street space from a child’s perspective, view different sun positions and the vegetation according to different time periods. Street designs can thus be experienced realistically and the cooperation between planners and politicians as well as the participation of citizens is improved.

Under the leadership of AIT, a solution was developed together with Fraunhofer Austria, ostertag ARCHITECTS, PlanSinn, Wien 3420 and ByteFex that allows different questions to be answered in terms of fair, safe and equal mobility in the urban environment.


Lab hour

Pop-Up Lab



Name: Helmut Schrom-Feiertag
Email: helmut.schrom-feiertag@ait.ac.at
Tel: +43 825 1003


Involved institutions



The research project is funded by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) as part of the research programme “Mobility of the Future”.