FS2010 | Lecture II

Apr - 01 - 2011

New Methods In Urban Simulation

The course consists of lectures and exercises of state-of-the-art and emerging simulation methods that can assist urban planners, architects and landscape planners in the design process. The simulations are based on the stocks and flows model and include parameters such as density, transportation, materials, capital, sustainability and visualization. Topics include but are not limited to the teaching of GIS based city modeling and simulation, building simulation, visualization and the prototyping of large scale city models. This course will start with a focus on collaboration, introduce design pattern recognition and implementation into urban models. The course continues with techniques for energy simulation and cost estimation on an urban scale and introduces methods for the realtime visualization of urban scenarios. Recent urban growth prediction systems are introduced as well as techniques for the mining of urban data sets to gain insights from the non-visual textures of urban fabrics.

The course is structured into 8 lectures, three initial workshop, corresponding exercises, contact hours, and independent work. Working in groups is a core part of the didactic concept.

Responsibles:

Lecture, Mo 8-9:30, HIT H12: Jan Halatsch

Exercises, Mo 10-11:30, HIT H12: Jan Halatsch

, Julia Dyllong

Adressee:

Participants of the masters program in architecture with focus in urban planning and urban modeling. NOTE: Course is limited to 20 participants.

Certificate of achievement:

Graded examination at the end of semester.
Successful participation in exercise course, workshop week and semester project thesis.

Credit points:

Successful participation will be honored with 6 ECTS and grade.

Materials:

Course slides, exercises, project templates, literature, and examination questionnaires will be made available upon request.
Flyer / Schedule

Please find published material under the following link: http://www.arch.ethz.ch/~janha/downloads/fs10/

Pod casts and rss feeds:

Link to podcast directory.

E2
Link to RSS feed.

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Link to iTunes.

L01 | 22-02-2010

MASDAR CITY


L02 | 01-03-2010

BASIC MODELLING


L03 | 08-03-2010

BASIC PATTERN MODELLING

L04 | 15-03-2010

COLLABORATIVE CITY DESIGN

Materials: Programming Wall with programming cards

Results:



22-03-2010

SEMINAR WEEK


L05 | 29-03-2010

PATTERN MODELLING


L06 | 12-04-2010

URBAN MODELS


L07 | 19-04-2010

URBAN SIMULATION - CELLULAR AUTOMATA


L08 | 26-04-2010

URBAN SIMULATION - 4D CITIES


L09 | 03-05-2010

URBAN SIMULATION - REALTIME MODELS


L10 | 10-05-2010

FROM BUILDING LEVEL TO URBAN SCALE


L11 | 17-05-2010

TEST AND PRESENTATION OF STUDENT WORK