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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 October, 2014


Sustainable Complex Systems?!

We are studying the relationship between public participation and regeneration of a city, particularly in East Manchester. What drives his…


Field Intersection Map

We have been looking at three main developments in East Manchester – Etihad Stadium, New Smithfield Market and the regenerated…

East Manchester Network Simulation

This simulation was created as an initial response to our site analysis of East Manchester. It was generated based on…


Future Urbanisms: Technology, Science Fiction and Extrapolated Cities

Sengupta, Ulysses & Chattopadhyay, Bodhisattva (Manchester School of Architecture/Softgrid Limited &¬†University of Oslo)¬†presented a paper at the XVIII ISA World…