What will happen when cities change from static configurations into responsive and dynamic structures? What does it mean for buildings that undergo the same changes? What is the impact on architectural and urban design education? How can citizens influence this development? The Smart Cities course will answer these questions.
In this course students analyze architectural and urban design using current computational methods. Based on these analyses the effects of planning can be simulated and understood.
SIMULATING HUMAN BEHAVIOUR IN YET UN-BUILT ENVIRONMENTS
Current building models, including BIM, support only evaluations based on physical and material characteristics of the building. The talk presents research that aims to remedy that shortcoming by developing a comprehensive building modeling method, which will allow simulation of human behaviour in future buildings, thus help designers and their clients make better decisions about the future product.
“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.
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