Articles by Rebecca Cooper

About Rebecca Cooper

Rebecca Lyn Cooper is a strategist and consultant on the trends, challenges and business processes of the urban planning and design disciplines for the Dassault Systemes 3DEXPERIENCity team, working with clients from university researchers to elected officials to help calibrate technical tools and software products to assist in their work addressing mobility, environmental, and energy challenges in urban and city-scaled contexts.

Urban Planning in 3D: How Creating a Digital Twin Leads to Smarter Cities

“The ancients built Valdrada on the shores of a lake, with houses all verandas one above the other, and high streets whose railed parapets look out over the water. Thus the traveler, arriving, sees two cities: one erect above the lake, and the other reflected, upside down. Nothing exists or happens in the one Valdrada that the other Valdrada does not repeat, because the city was so constructed that its every point would be reflected in its mirror”
– Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities