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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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2016

Network Flow Analysis

Network Flow Analysis is a method to examine flow through networks. In Graph Theory (mathematical structures used to model pairwise relations…

2015

Linking Between Observational Scale & Surveyed Datasets

  Determining relationships between a human scale observation (building use) and large scale datasets (national survey at ward level) provides…

2014

Manchester Council Budget – Interactive Tool

Manchester Evening News recently asked where you would make the £59million in cuts to Manchester City Council’s current annual budget….

2014

Applying the Three Ecologies [1989] – Felix Guattari

‘There is an ecology of bad ideas, just as there is an ecology of weeds.’ – Gregory Bateson We have adopted…

2014

Sustainable Complex Systems?!

We are studying the relationship between public participation and regeneration of a city, particularly in East Manchester. What drives his…

2014

Smarter City – Future Tools for Urban Change

  Want a smarter city? Then it’s time to indulge in time travel A new planning tool in development will…

2013

CALL FOR PAPERS!

Confronting Urban Planning and Design with Complexity: Methods for Inevitable Transformation AESOP Planning & Complexity The members of the thematic…

2012

URBAN MORPHOLOGY: INCORPORATING COMPLEXITY & VARIATION

This chapter Urban Morphology: Incorporating Complexity and Variation, has been available as part of the book Urban Change: The Prospect…

2012

Spatial Computation for Emergent Environments: Experiments in New Approaches to Urbanism

An early experiement in using innovative communicative methodologies to understand and describe how computational techniques are potentially allowing designers to…

2010

Allowing the Informal – Urban Block – 001

Situated within the thesis project based in Jingdezhen in China, this is part of a series of studies that explores…