Innovative technology for inclusive urban design

Johannesburg Development Agency, UN-Habitat, Wits University of Johannesburg, South Africa


The explosive growth of cities has created challenges for city planners.


Ericsson Research created a Mixed Reality prototype to be tested as an add-on to the Block-by-Block civic participation process that UN-Habitat has developed together with Mojang.


Our 5G and cloud capabilities will form the backbone of transformational mixed reality applications that can provide an inclusive tool for urban designers and planners.

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Co-creating the city — City-scale mixed reality tested in Johannesburg

We just returned from Johannesburg, South Africa, where we tested an early prototype of a mixed reality platform that we are working on. The experiment in Johannesburg was part of a collaboration with UN-Habitat, Johannesburg Development Agency (JDA) and Wits University where we are jointly exploring digital innovation in community-driven urban design.

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