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GREEN YOUR CITY

An app to co-create our
urban forest

Wild Streets brings together big data and computing power into an augmented reality application, so that you can have a say on making your city a greener place with the expertise you need at your fingertips.

Green your surroundings, experiencing them in real-time, and share your design with those who can make it happen. Let’s push what is possible for citizen involvement in city planning and shape our green cities of tomorrow.

Fun and accessible to everyone, use Wild Streets to showcase your imagination and claim a sense of ownership over where you live. Together we can make the green cities we want to live in, which are healthy, liveable and sustainable.

How it works

We need green cities

Today, nine in ten people around the world live in places where air pollution exceeds WHO limits, causing more than 4 million deaths every year. As the world’s population reaches 68% in urban areas by 2050, the transformation towards inclusive, considered cities with minimum carbon footprints remains one of the greatest challenges of our time. Urban Forests play a critical role in cities healthier for our bodies and for the planet.

Wherever people have been given a voice in the planning of their city through measures such as participatory budgeting, there has been a clear call for greener surroundings. With our collective imagination, we can begin to realise the scope of their potential, in a way which we can all get behind.

The mission

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Green Cities

In designing green infrastructure, using Wild Streets can highlight the innumerate benefits of nature in cities and increase familiarity with local species of trees and plants. Living in greener cities can embed nature throughout all aspects of daily life. With this knowledge and connection, Wild Streets can help everyone become empowered supporters of thriving urban ecosystems.

People Power

By making new and existing data transparent and easily available, built into a platform for voicing opinions on the local environment, Wild Streets encourages participatory co-design of the urban fabric. Wild Streets is an enabling new pathway of communication between city planners, decision makers and citizens to move towards a smarter, more justly designed city-scape.

Connection to Nature

The aim of Wild Streets to facilitate cities in becoming innovative and extraordinary green urban areas which will improve the lives of people and the health of ecosystems. Pushing the boundaries of what is ecologically possible. More trees and plants mean cleaner air and water, cooler temperatures, more beautiful cities, and a better connection to nature.

Key features

Wild 1 Streets brings together big data and computing power into an augmented reality application, so that you can have a say on making your city a greener place with the expertise you need at your fingertips.
Green your surroundings, experiencing them in real-time, and share it with those who can make it happen. Let’s push what is possible for citizen involvement in city planning and shape our green cities of tomorrow.
Fun and accessible to everyone, use Wild Streets to showcase your imagination and claim a sense of ownership over where you live. Together we can make the green cities we want to live in, which are healthy, liveable and sustainable.

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The Wild Streets app puts an extensive 3D vector database of trees and plants at your fingertips, carefully selected by our expert collaborators in forestry, landscaping and botany. Depending on your location, the species available will be filtered reflecting the local climate and site-specific conditions. In addition, you can adjust the selection according to identified perameters, such as flood prevention, carbon sequestration, and fruit production. Once finished, a design can be experienced in real-time through the app with the options of seeing it in different seasons and over the decades.
The urban space is not complete without street fixtures such as benches, birdboxes and other recreational elements, the choices of which go hand in hand with the green landscape.

From conversations with experts, companies, and organizations, we arrived at three essential “modes” for Wild Streets, each of which features different levels of information appropriate for specific target groups. Tapping into a smart learning system, the chosen mode will determine at what detail and in which way information about the social-ecological benefits will be presented as well as the estimated implications of the design’s contribution to local environmental challenges, and cost implications. The learning system will be developed in close collaboration with stewardship experts, PR-professionals of mainstream brands with large audiences, and game specialists, who share a keen understanding of engagement but from different crucial angles.

The Citizen mode, which will target the general public, is Wild Streets’ default user mode. With a dedicated focus on schools and parental learning, the Educational mode features a much higher level of information, yet formulated for a younger audience. The Planner mode is the most advanced and is catering to foresters, landscapes, architects, developers or any other professional in need of detailed information about a prospect design.

Sharing of data and knowledge is key to Wild Street’s concept. We will be able to collect unique data connecting the profiles of different demographic groups to their preferences to the green urban space. Wild Streets will feature an integrated sharing and voting system, enabling feedback from a large audience via social platforms. People’s culture, nationality, their age, sex, and their social grouping, whether they have children or not – it all matters for what they want and need from their local neighbourhood. These parameters will not be visible to other users and so maintain equal grounds for participation. Wild Streets will share this data only on an aggregated level with urban planners, landscapers, architects, and developers so that they can design better green spaces. In this way, cities may avoid costly implementations of green spaces that end up going un-used or even abused if they do not meet local needs.

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Wild 1 Streets brings together big data and computing power into an augmented reality application, so that you can have a say on making your city a greener place with the expertise you need at your fingertips.
Green your surroundings, experiencing them in real-time, and share it with those who can make it happen. Let’s push what is possible for citizen involvement in city planning and shape our green cities of tomorrow.
Fun and accessible to everyone, use Wild Streets to showcase your imagination and claim a sense of ownership over where you live. Together we can make the green cities we want to live in, which are healthy, liveable and sustainable.

AR Augmented Reality

The Wild Streets app puts an extensive 3D vector database of trees and plants at your fingertips, carefully selected by our expert collaborators in forestry, landscaping and botany. Depending on your location, the species available will be filtered reflecting the local climate and site-specific conditions. In addition, you can adjust the selection according to identified perameters, such as flood prevention, carbon sequestration, and fruit production. Once finished, a design can be experienced in real-time through the app with the options of seeing it in different seasons and over the decades.
The urban space is not complete without street fixtures such as benches, birdboxes and other recreational elements, the choices of which go hand in hand with the green landscape.

Wild Streets - 3D Greenery and Street Fixtures - tree bench

From conversations with experts, companies, and organizations, we arrived at three essential “modes” for Wild Streets, each of which features different levels of information appropriate for specific target groups. Tapping into a smart learning system, the chosen mode will determine at what detail and in which way information about the social-ecological benefits will be presented as well as the estimated implications of the design’s contribution to local environmental challenges, and cost implications. The learning system will be developed in close collaboration with stewardship experts, PR-professionals of mainstream brands with large audiences, and game specialists, who share a keen understanding of engagement but from different crucial angles.

The Citizen mode, which will target the general public, is Wild Streets’ default user mode. With a dedicated focus on schools and parental learning, the Educational mode features a much higher level of information, yet formulated for a younger audience. The Planner mode is the most advanced and is catering to foresters, landscapes, architects, developers or any other professional in need of detailed information about a prospect design.

Sharing of data and knowledge is key to Wild Street’s concept. We will be able to collect unique data connecting the profiles of different demographic groups to their preferences to the green urban space. Wild Streets will feature an integrated sharing and voting system, enabling feedback from a large audience via social platforms. People’s culture, nationality, their age, sex, and their social grouping, whether they have children or not – it all matters for what they want and need from their local neighbourhood. These parameters will not be visible to other users and so maintain equal grounds for participation. Wild Streets will share this data only on an aggregated level with urban planners, landscapers, architects, and developers so that they can design better green spaces. In this way, cities may avoid costly implementations of green spaces that end up going un-used or even abused if they do not meet local needs.

Applications

Biophilic Design

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What if architects and developers could invite potential residents to preview indoor and outdoor spaces?

Retail

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What if retailers could increase foot traffic by letting locals designing green, welcoming shopping streets they’d prefer to spend time in?

High Streets

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What if people had a voice in the green design of high streets they use every day to make them less polluted, less stressful and more enjoyable?

Underused Streets

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What if we could make nature easily accessible to absolutely everyone by letting locals design small parks and green passages on unused side streets?

Repurposing

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What if everyone could unleash their imagination on repurposing unused or tired infrastructure for much needed green enclaves and passages?

Community

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What if residents had tree stewardship and neighborhood pride by testing and voting on various submissions for local green landscapes?

Flood Prevention

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What if residents of flood-prone areas could design green streets to mitigate and even use the water with absorbing green spaces?

Inclusive Planning

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What if disenfranchised groups had the power to address local problems with first hand experience and feel a sense of ownership of the place and its greenery?

Public Paths

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What if cyclists and pedestrians could help reimagine the design of green, safe paths needed to encourage outdoor activity and sustainable transport?

Engagement

Wild Streets is inclusive by default. Through direct engagement in local communities Wild Streets targets a large and diverse audience where anyone can participate and all voices are equal.

We work with local organisations, municipalities and tech specialists to make exciting campaigns and pop-up events, encouraging interaction from passers by. Together with developers and city-planners, we will create fun and engaging happenings spanning multiple days where citizens are invited to participate in the co-creation of specific areas.

Partnering with educators, a dedicated user mode for connecting to nature and learning about sustainability will add value to new and existing pockets of urban greenery for users young and old.

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