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The City Intelligence Lab (CIL) is an interactive digital platform to explore novel forms and techniques for the urban development practice of the future. As an incubator for intelligent solutions, the lab fosters the co-creation of digital urban planning workflows and processes, applying augmented reality and interactive design interfaces to create simulations, generative design, and artificial intelligence solutions.

The CIL is part of the Digital Resilient Cities Competence Unit anchored in the Center for Energy of the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology. It enables the use of complex data for crucial urban planning decisions and allows new planning experiences through the use of AI, e.g for rapid urban planning prototypes, addressing citizens, city authorities, real estate developers as well as all sorts of urban practitioners.

The CIL’s facilities include its meeting space, with interactive projection walls and augmented models that create an enhanced collaborative planning environment as well as an AI-driven urban planning framework, which combines real-time simulation prediction and generative design to enable the exploration of unprecedentedly large design spaces and serve as a powerful decision support platform.

In order to guarantee the symbiosis of scientific excellence and application a Lab board consisting of elected representatives of the private sector, academia, and municipal sector reviews and contributes to the Lab’s agenda.