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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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Cellular Automata_(non-directional growth model_incorporating height map)

This is our 2nd attempt in creating a cellular automata model that incorporates the use of height map.

Three algorithms are applied in this model:
1 – the growth is bounded by the altitude of the map, ie. only grow in light colour areas
2 – in darker areas (apart from solid black), the growth will override the darker colour boundary when more than 5 neighbouring cells are “switched on”
3 – the growth is triggered by mouse clicks in any parts of the map

29 October 2010