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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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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 framework.The project is based in Mumbai and at this stage is experimenting with self organisation and bottom up behaviours related to infrastructure and top down planning decisions.

Interractive data input in terms of the digital design tool development is explored through motion recognition using a modified digital camera and high visibility tape.

Student: Benjamin Minton

Institution: University of Nottingham

Unit: Postgraduate Design Unit 5 (previously 6)

Unit Head: Ulysses Sengupta

24 January 2013
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