Developing Human-Centered Urban Digital Twins for Community Infrastructure Resilience: A Research Agenda

Xinyue Ye, Jiaxin Du, Yu Han, Galen Newman, David Retchless, Lei Zou, Youngjib Ham, Zhenhang Cai

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Abstract

Urban digital twins (UDTs) have been identified as a potential technology to achieve digital transformative positive urban change through landscape architecture and urban planning. However, how this new technology will influence community resilience and adaptation planning is currently unclear. This article: (1) offers a scoping review of existing studies constructing UDTs, (2) identifies challenges and opportunities of UDT technologies for community adaptation planning, and (3) develops a conceptual framework of UDTs for community infrastructure resilience. This article highlights the need for integrating multi-agent interactions, artificial intelligence, and coupled natural–physical–social systems into a human-centered UDTs framework to improve community infrastructure resilience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)187-199
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Planning Literature
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2023
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development

Keywords

  • digital twin
  • human-centered
  • infrastructure resilience
  • urban planning

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