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Complexity, Planning & Urbanism

New MArch Atelier at the Manchester School of Architecture: Developing new theoretical approaches & computational tools using a complexity science framework (systems, self-organisation, emergence, intelligence, structural change, adaptation) for the design, management, governance and understanding of future cities related to climate change, citizen participation, development strategies, resilient interventions, policy making, urban morphology and capacity management.

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Monthly archives for November, 2010


Circle Packing mk1

This script takes some ideas from the Schelling model of spatial segregation ( in order to randomly relocate agents which…


Processing: circlepacking demo

Demo with rules that governs Attraction + De-traction between circles of different colour (type of circle) Key ideas: OOP: object…


Emergent Ecologies – Layering Natural Habitats, Agriculture & Urban Density

Given the city’s next 5 year plan to expand its urbanised area West through policies encouraging urban growth specifically in…