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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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One Rochdale Park – Low Energy Housing within an Ecological Landscape

A master planning of a zero carbon urban housing scheme on the site of the former Jackson’s Brickwork in Newton Heath, Manchester.

The project is sitting on former industrial site, which covers an area of 19.1 hectares with only one existing building site. Initially, soil contamination, road connection and habitat migration were identified as the biggest problems for the site and construction noise, vibration, maintaining the view of forestry, canal landscaping and sewer, running water (towards canal) system were followed as the concerns for the developers and community around the site. To address the issues with current policy of sustainable development in Manchester, the project experiments the parameters of zero carbon urban housing. The feed shows a part of the experiments on determining multiple paths; pedestrian, reed bed, cycle and so on.

Manchester School of Architecture. MArch Program. CPU (Complexity Planning & Urbanism)

Student: Chaiyun Chung

Supervisors: Ulysses Sengupta, Rob Hyde, Deljana Iossifova


24 April 2015
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