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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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Processing: circlepacking demo

Demo with rules that governs Attraction + De-traction between circles of different colour (type of circle)

Key ideas:
OOP: object – position, radius & loci
circle packing: avoid overlap (without contraction)
Vector manipulation
rules for attract/detract

08 November 2010