Erstellt: 01. Oktober 2016

Computational Urban Analysis

Seminar, Winter 2016/17
In this seminar you learn the basics for quantitative urban analysis, including density, visibility and accessibility.

Locating and dimensioning spatial objects and with it the creation of spaces is at the heart of architectural and urban design. Thereby it is necessary to precast the effects that design decisions have on the behaviour of the future users as well as to estimate the sustainability and resilience of the designed object (such as a city or a building). Computational analysis methods can help to support this process due to the fact that they can reveal properties that are hardly recognizable at first intuitive sight.

In the first part of the seminar we examined methods for the quantitative analysis of urban space (in particular street network analysis) and examined in how far these quantities relate to real life phenomena such as the distribution of functions in a city or the movement patterns of urban users. The methods will be tested in small cities of nine to eleven thousand inhabitants (10K cities) which are located in Thuringia. We will visit these cities, collect data, draw maps and analyse these maps regarding multiple aspects.

In the second part of the seminar the knowledge of the first part is used to develop a new analysis method related to the study project “Rural stocks and flows”. The focus thereby lies on concepts for measuring the metabolism of cities.

Credits: 6 ECTS

Lecturer: Vertr.-Prof. Dr. Sven Schneider, M.Sc. Abdulmalik Abdulmawla, M.Sc. Ekaterina Fuchkina

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