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Dr Tara O'Neil

Niagara River Shoreline Restoration

Out for Funding

Climate change will significantly alter the shorelines of Ontario’s Great Lakes and rivers in years to come. Millions of dollars are required to maintain and repair property as a result of storms and ice. Can Virtual Reality Immersion help people understand the issues in ways not possible before to help ignite new thinking?

Virtual reality technology can revolutionize the way we approach co-creation sessions, particularly in addressing complex problems such as climate change. By immersing participants in a realistic virtual environment that simulates the future effects of climate change, they can not only see but also feel the impact of the issue. This kind of experiential learning can lead to a deeper understanding of the problem, its consequences, and the urgency to address it.

Moreover, the use of virtual reality technology in co-creation sessions creates a space for the development of innovative ideas and solutions. When people are provided with an immersive experience that allows them to explore different scenarios and possibilities, it can unlock their creative potential and inspire them to come up with new, out-of-the-box solutions. By creating a safe and supportive environment, virtual reality technology can help participants overcome mental barriers and biases that may hinder their ability to generate novel ideas. Ultimately, virtual reality can provide a powerful tool for facilitating meaningful discussions and collaborative problem-solving that leads to impactful solutions for addressing climate change.


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