The Density Atlas was developed by a team of MIT faculty, students, and affiliated planners, architects and designers. The concept of combining the three commonly used measures of density to better understand and compare city blocks and neighborhoods emerged from a series of urban design classes which looked at housing development projects in both the United States and China.
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Lecture by Mitchell J. Silver, AICP, former president of the American Planning Association (APA) at the Harvard Graduate School of Design
Monday, 04 February 2013
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The UK’s first self-build, zero-energy, off-grid building in the Dundee Botanical Gardens
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The Urban Design Lab and Earth Institute talk at the Columbia University Club of New York, with Professor Richard Plunz and Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig.
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Space Syntax is an evidence-based approach to planning and design built on geospatial software. It focuses on the role of spatial networks in shaping patterns of social and economic transaction. Pioneered by Bill Hillier at University College London, Space Syntax is used by thousands of scholars worldwide in areas as diverse as archaeology, criminology and cognitive science as well as in its original discipline of architecture.
Through the aegis of a consultancy company, Space Syntax Limited, the approach has, for over twenty years, been used by city municipalities and property developers to plan new development, most notably the redesign of Trafalgar Square in London. With commercial success behind them, the creators of Space Syntax now plan to ‘open source’ the software. What does this mean and what are the reasons for doing so: philosophical, ethical or commercial? Who else is taking this route, what are the risks and what might be the future of urban planning software? (Source of image: http://www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/graduate/research/space/space-syntax)
To find out more, watch this VIDEO at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
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Harvard Graduate School of Design
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