The questions we’re interested in answering relate to three core research areas:

  1. Opportunities for smart city development through information modelling: what role can BIM and CIM play in supporting sustainable city development?

  2. Overcoming cities’ barriers to making use of CIM for sustainable transitions: what are the barriers cities face to BIM uptake, using BIM in city planning and using CIM for urban development? How can these barriers be overcome? How does the inclusion of BIM change the planning process? What governmental strategies are needed to support strategic incorporation of BIM into city planning?

  3. Cities’ new social responsibilities in handling digital data: how can cities address data sovereignty concerns and ensure socially responsible data use?