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Developed in 2019 by Arup’s Advanced Digital Engineering team, YARD is a tool for engaging with communities to design and validate public space interventions. It provides a new way to engage the public in co-creating better places through augmented reality (AR). YARD lets users choose and place objects into real space, building virtual scenes to plan and test design interventions that improve the quality of the public domain.

To learn more about this tool, see Arup’s report, which focuses on the testing of this tool in three vulnerable urban settings in Tripoli (Lebanon), Nairobi (Kenya) and Azraq (Jordan).

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