Have a say in how your city is shaped!

Enabling public participation in decision-making about the built environment

SUGAR is a research project in urban governance, Augmented Reality (AR) and public participation that aims to develop a Sustainable Urban Governance framework utilising AR, design an ICT solution and implement it through activities in workshops based in Cyprus.


SUGAR’s consortium consists of two public universities, the Cyprus University of Technology and the University of Cyprus as well as a world-leading partner from the USA, Harvard University combining researchers from the Graduate School of Design (GSD) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

Cyprus University of Technology
University of Cyprus
Harvard University

This project has received funding from the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation RESTART 2016-2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no: INTERNATIONAL/USA/0118/0058.

Framework Development

Guidelines for stakeholders and the public that seek to engage and participate in the shaping of their cities

Application Development

An ICT approach to the public consultation process overcoming the complexities of building and planning law

Implementation Workshop

Activities designed to gather useful data for decision-makers closing the design construction loop

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