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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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Residential Holt Town in 2040

As the current masterplans fail to develop during hard economic times, the land acquired through CPO by the city council can be intelligently subdivided to encourage different urban outcomes during lower development periods. During crisis larger residential development proposals for Holt town ceased, however smaller or individual developments may continue, as they have lower financial requirements. The tool will demonstrate architecturally developed geometries for a single use on each urban plot. By emphasising possibilities it will encourage smart urban land planning allowing a faster decision making process.

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

Student: Paulina Kowalska

Supervisors: Ulysses Sengupta, Rob Hyde, Deljana Iossifova

24 April 2015