"VR applications offer users interactive and immersive 3D renderings of environments, capable of mimicking real-world locations or proposed environments result in higher perception of location, size and topography, higher cognition level of characteristics and lastly increased sense of spatial enclosure. "
"The process of involving the public makes the results more relevant to the population’s needs. In fact, participation provides local knowledge and thus makes the planner decisions more appropriate to local specificities"
"(...) technological approaches need to be carefully grounded in a good understanding of the issues involved and an application of the technology within a framework of more traditional means of outreach and participation"
"modeling the built environment and being able to interact within it over the Web represents a paradigm shift for the planning and design process that may fundamentally change the way in which planners communicate ideas and developments to the public."