FS2015 | Information Architecture of Cities

Jan - 22 - 2015

FS2015 | Information Architecture of Cities

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.

 

With the city becoming the predominant living and working environment of humanity, livability or quality of life in the city becomes crucial. In this course, we explore the impact of information and information architecture on the livability of cities. After the introduction to affordable livability and its measurable criteria, we explore possibilities of participatory urban design by future citizens, leading towards the development of a citizen design science. By week four, we give special attention to 4 crucial urban stocks and flows for urban design: water, energy, the local climate, and mobility. During the following lectures, we bring together the previous topics to explore how these stocks and flows affect the livability of the city. By the end of the course, students will be able to recognize the different measurable criteria for the assessment of livability, and how to influence the design of livable cities. The edX MOOC on Future Cities is a good overview and starting point for this course.

Where: HIT H 31.4 (Video wall)
When: Mondays 13:00 - 14:00
2 ECTS

 

Supervision:

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt

gerhard.schmitt@sl.ethz.ch

Denise Weber

denise.weber@arch.ethz.ch

Dongyoun Shin

shin@arch.ethz.ch

 

Flyer

HS 13 Information Architectur of Cities - IBook

EdX MOOC on Future Cities

 

Feb - 19 - 2015

L01 – Die Lebenswerte Stadt. Introduction to livable cities

2015-02-16 /  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt/ Die lebenswerte Stadt / Introduction to livable cities

PDF File with the slides: L01_150216_Livable_Cities

Feb - 23 - 2015

L02 – Messbare Kriterien der Lebensqualität. Measurable criteria of liveability

2015-02-23 /  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt & Prof. Dr. Stephen Cairns/Messbare Kriterien der Lebensqualität. Measurable criteria of livability

PDF File with the slides:

L02_150223_Liveability_Wellbeing_Eudaimonism_SC

L02_150223_Measurable_Criteria_of_liveability_GS

Mar - 02 - 2015

L03 – Stadtklima und Lebensqualität I. Urban Climate and livability I

2015-03-02 /  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt and Prof. Jan Carmeliet/ L03 - Stadtklima und Lebensqualität I. Urban Climate and livability I

PDF File with the slides: 

L03_150302_Stadtklima_und_Lebensqualitaet_I.Urban_Climate_and_Livability_I

L03_150302_Urban_Heat_Island_JC

Mar - 16 - 2015

L04 – Stadtklima und Lebensqualität II. Urban Climate and livability II

2015-03-09 /  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt and Prof. Dr. Matthias Roth/ L04 - Stadtklima und Lebensqualität II. Urban Climate and livability II

PDF File with the slides:

L04_150309_Urban Climate and livability [...]

Mar - 26 - 2015

L05 – Energie und Lebensqualität I. Energy and livability I

2015-03-23 /  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt and Dr. Matthias Berger/ L05 - Energie und Lebensqualität I. Energy and livability I

PDF File with the slides:

L05_150323_Energie_und_Lebensqualitaet

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Mar - 30 - 2015

L06 – Energie und Lebensqualität II. Energy and livability II

2015-03-30 /  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt and Dr. Matthias Berger/ L06 - Energie und Lebensqualität II. Energy and livability II

PDF File with the slides:

L06_150330_Energie und Lebensqualitaet II

L06_150330_Energie_und_Lebensqualitaet_II_MB

 

Apr - 27 - 2015

L08 – Bewegung und Lebensqualität. Mobility and Livability.

2015-04-27/  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt and Dr. Alexander Erath/ L08 - Bewegung und Lebensqualität. Mobility and Livability.

PDF File with the slides:

L08_150427

lecture_alex_erath

 

 

 

May - 04 - 2015

L09 – Partizipativer Stadtentwurf. Towards citizen design science.

2015-04-27/  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt and Prof. Jane M. Jacobs // L09 - Partizipativer Stadtentwurf. Towards citizen design science.

PDF File with the slides:

L09_150504

 

 

 

 

Jun - 01 - 2015

L10 – Endbesprechung. Final Discussion.

2015-04-27/  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt and Dr. Alexander Erath/ L10 - Endbesprechung. Final Discussion.