Objectives & Activities

Create a framework for enabling public participation in the decision-making processes that concern the built environment.

Implement the above framework through the use of Augmented Reality equipment and tools to facilitate the participation of the public in set scenarios that concern the development of the Cypriot cities.

Conduct research in urban governance, augmented reality and public participation specifically for implementation in the Cypriot context.

Use an ‘experimental research’ framework through design thinking to implement, coordinate and monitor such a participatory planning model through a workshop format in Cyprus.

"SUGAR's expected outcome is to establish best-practice protocols and guidelines for Participatory Planning methods through AR and engage with stakeholders in Cyprus to encourage further implementation of the project in real scenarios."
Prof. Panayiotis Zaphiris
Project Coordinator