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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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Sustainable Complex Systems?!

We are studying the relationship between public participation and regeneration of a city, particularly in East Manchester. What drives his relationship? What inspires it? What are the tensions associated with it? By reading through the history of this part of the city and connecting case studies with existing theoretical text, we seek to further our understanding the issues surrounding this important relationship.

The theoretical texts we are studying are Chapter 2 of Beauty, Life, and The Geometry of the Environment (Salingaros, 2012) and the introduction to The Age of Sustainable Development (Sachs, 2014). These theories were then coupled with factual texts from Industry, environment and health through 200 years in Manchester (Douglas et al, 2002) and Urban Transformation in Liverpool and Manchester 1918-1935 (Wildman, 2012).

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

Students: Shahrol Sahlin, Zhanyi Liang, and Farah Mohd Jais

Supervisors: Ulysses Sengupta, Rob Hyde, Deljana Iossifova

30 October 2014
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