Create and build sustainable cities of the future, together with extended reality today.
Making urban design more democratic, more participatory, more collaborative.
Designing sustainable cities together, with Metvibee.
Urban design apps are often complicated and designed by experts.
Just draw in Metvibee! We keep Metrunner as simple as possible. Anyone can use it.
Place-based visual design apps that focus on collaboration are rare.
Metvibee is a co-creation platform and you can see your colleagues’ real time contributions.
Urban design apps don’t often prioritize easy sharing.
In Metvibee, you can quickly share your project by QR code/shortlink to others to see and edit together.
Why collaborative urban design?
The way cities are designed and built greatly affects how socioeconomic resources are distributed, including access to services, transport options, and opportunities for socializing in public spaces.
Low degrees of citizen participation in urban planning perpetuates urban inequality. To address this issue, it is crucial to democratize urban design in a meaningful way.
Metvibee, as an extended reality co-design platform, can help cities make this transition by promoting collaborative and participatory planning, in line with Arnstein’s ladder of citizen participation.
By allowing all stakeholders to actively participate in the design process, Metvibee can help create more equitable cities that meet the needs of all its residents.
Degrees of participation
Sherry Arnstein proposed the ladder of public participation in 1969. Over 50 years later, we're still trying to get cities up the ladder, to address urban inequalities at scale.
Metvibee addresses the following sustainable development goals (SDGs):
By encouraging citizen participation in urban projects, cities can be built in a more equitable way that includes people of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
Sustainable cities and communities
Extended reality design has the potential to make participatory process more immersive and effective in creating cities and communities that work for everyone.
Launching in 2023.
Find us and design the city together at our demo events:
March 10-19, 2023
Austin, Texas, USA
Placemakers' meetup! March 12 (Sun) 11:30am - 12:30pm @ Brazos room, JW
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