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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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Time travel in the North West

Excerpt from the Government Office for Science Foresight group on their Future of Cities blog. Reference to our (Rob & Ulysses) computational methods to study future trajectories based on existing capacities.

“We also spoke to staff at Manchester School of Architecture who showed us one of their current projects around forecasting the future of the city using innovative data techniques.  The technique does not just represent existing data, but allows us to ‘time travel’ into the future to foresee potential scenarios, testing outcomes and helping avoid making mistakes. One of the main benefits of the work is that it enables people to visualise, not just imagine, the long-term future of cities; something that could be very beneficial to decision makers.”

Full Article: https://futureofcities.blog.gov.uk/2014/05/22/time-travel-in-the-north-west/

01 December 2014
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