Next in BIM: City Information Modelling (CIM)

BIM has radically changed the way we think about building design in terms of collaboration and visualisation. Can City Information Modelling do the same for urban planning?

Technology is leading building design in all sorts of areas, from consumer products to smart homes. However, city planning is one area that has not moved substantially forward. The way we think about individual buildings has radically transformed with the advent of Building Information Modelling (BIM), but a holistic, data-driven approach to wider city planning still lags behind.

Euan Mills, urban design and planning lead at UK smart city hub Future Cities Catapult, said: “We’ve seen how, in the last 15 or 20 years, the impact of information communication technologies on the way that we live in cities. Continue reading here

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