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Challenge / Goal

To explore the value of 3D modelling for the city, Dublin City Council procured a 3D Model of the Docklands Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) from D3D in 2018. The goal was to transform city planning and community engagement.


Following the procurement of the model, Smart Docklands held a hackathon where it invited the public to ‘hack’ the 3D Docklands model.

The hackathon highlighted the enormous potential of 3D modelling to address a diverse range of city challenges

Participants were challenged to deliver new solutions, applications and services across four areas:

  • Transportation, mobility and environment
  • Urban planning and digital construction
  • City infrastructure and asset use
  • Civic engagement and serious gaming

The outputs of the event highlighted the enormous potential of 3D modelling to address a diverse range of city challenges including planning consultation, emergency response and energy modelling.

Citizen participation

The hackathon invited citizen participation, and was dependent on their involvement in the process. The project is a clear example of where citizen engagement can play a crucial role in urban and sustainable development.



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    Main benefits

  • Facilitating citizen engagement

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