Published: 28th Mar 2018

When Harrow Council wanted to present its regeneration plans for Wealdstone, they knew they needed something radical to get residents excited, as Thomas Barrett reports. ‘The challenge was, how do you get people who are down on a place like Wealdstone excited? How can you help them see what you see what the town could be?’ says Daniel Lester, head of communications for Harrow Council. ‘How can you get them to envisage and to feel good about it?’ he adds. It’s an age-old question for councils up and down the land, and they are hoping to answer it by being the first in the country to present their vision in augmented reality. An augmented vision Augmented reality (AR) is a technology that layers computer-generated 3D on top of an existing reality. In the case of Wealdstone, the user holds their smartphone or tablet over a printed map of the town … (To read the full article, subscribe below)