“Livable Future Cities” is the second Massive Urban Online Course in a series of MOOCS under the title “Future Cities”. The series aims to bring the latest research results on planning, managing and transforming cities to those places in the world where this knowledge has the highest benefit for its citizens.
The students examine patterns of crowd-flows in an extraordinary urbanisation phenomena: festivals. Bottom-up urbanization you might recognize also on pictures from slums, (refugee/military/exploratory) camps etc.
Learn how to simulate the flows of people and how to quantify the (real estate) value of stand locations. Caliente Festival, Zurich, will serve as an example.
Understanding a city as a whole, its people, components, functions, scales and dynamics, is crucial for the appropriate design and management of the urban system. Future Cities is now also available as a Massive Open Online Course on the edX platform, for anyone interested in following a serious lecture series about the topic.
The elective course ‘Information Architecture of Cities’ opens a holistic view on existing and new cities, with focus on Asia. The goal is to better understand the city by going beyond the physical appearance and by focusing on different representations, properties and impact factors of the urban system. As course requirement, there will be three short exercises.
A solid knowledge of computational methods is an increasingly important key competence for future architects or urban planners. In this course you will learn how to analyze and generate spatial configurations with advanced computational methods.
It is increasingly important to know how to work with big amounts of data – especially in such highly complex fields like architecture and urban planning. Thus participants will learn how to to create whole landscapes of designs in a semi-automatic manner.
Transdisciplinary summer school
25 June – 11 July 2014
Gideon Aschwanden measures air pollution in Singapore before and during the haze period
Commentary available at Straits Times Singapore
Prof. Schmitt’s commentary on city development and liveability based on the work of SEC’s “Future City Lab” in Singapore.
Commentary available at www.todayonline.com
Interview Prof. Gerhard Schmitt Hochparterre Magzine for Architecture and Design – November 2012