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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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An exploration of the urban potential of an old industrial site in West London, using a series of digital tools….


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…


Complexity Planning & Urbanism (CPU) – New M.Arch Atelier at the Manchester School of Architecture

COMPLEXITY, PLANNING & URBANISM (CPU) INTRODUCTION Complexity, Planning & Urbanism (CPU) is a new M.Arch atelier. It develops advanced computational…


RIBA Think Piece: Convergent City – Imagining Planning in a Digitised Future

“Whilst current smart city innovations are almost exclusively focused on harnessing big data and new technologies to improve city services…


Smarter City – Future Tools for Urban Change

  Want a smarter city? Then it’s time to indulge in time travel A new planning tool in development will…


Round Table with Michael Weinstock, Michael Batty & Gert de Roo: AESOP Planning & Complexity 12

AESOP Planning & Complexity 12: Confronting Urban Planning & Design with Complexity: Methods for Inevitable Transformation ROUND TABLE: Professor Michael…



Confronting Urban Planning and Design with Complexity: Methods for Inevitable Transformation AESOP Planning & Complexity The members of the thematic…


Designing Cities with the Informal in Mind

This video is part of a final year masters/postgrad diploma¬†project by James Rixon at the University of Nottingham. The aim…


Segregational Model Based – Urban Simulation and Interractive Tool

. An early experiment on physical boundaries in self organising urban contexts, using Thomas Schelling’s segregational models as the theoretical…


European Urban Summer School 2012 – London

Eric Cheung & Ulysses Sengupta of Softgrid Ltd CONFIRMED FOR a series of Lectures and Workshops on New Computational Methods…