The urban digital twin is an advanced urban planning tool that creates a comprehensive and dynamic digital model of a city to simulate its various functions and activities. This digital model integrates a multitude of data dimensions, including architectural details, traffic patterns, energy consumption, and demographic trends, to facilitate real-time monitoring and analysis of urban operations. Experts can use this virtual environment to test various planning scenarios and emergency response strategies to predict and enhance urban development outcomes. As part of digital planning, the urban digital twin supports decision-making, improves city management efficiency, and fosters sustainable development and smart city initiatives.
Edited and Translated by Ma Chenshuo