Computational Urban Analysis

In this seminar you learn the basics for quantitative urban analysis, including density, visibility and accessibility.

Time & Place: Fr, 11:00 - 12:30, online
Study Program: Bachelor Architecture or Urbanism & Master Architecture, European Urban Studies or MediaArchitecture

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 seminar you will learn methods for the quantitative analysis of urban space (such as density, accessibility, visibility) and examine 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. Finally we will apply the methods in small cities in Thuringia reveal differences and similarities in their spatial structure and observable urban qualities.

Credits: 3 ECTS

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

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