FS2016 | IA: Livable Cities

Jan - 15 - 2016

HS2016 | Information Architecture and Future Cities: Smart 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 Quality of Life: Livability in 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

Estefania Tapias

 

course flyer

HS 13 Information Architectur of Cities - IBook

EdX MOOC on Future Cities

 

Presentation template: videowall_template

Feb - 23 - 2016

L01- Introduction: Die Lebenswerte Stadt / Livable Cities

2016-02-22 /  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt

PDF lecture slides: L01- Liveable Cities Introduction

Mar - 08 - 2016

L02- Criteria of Livability

2016-02-22 /  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt

PDF lecture slides: L02_160228_Criteria_of_Livability

Mar - 08 - 2016

L03- Stadtklima und Lebensqualität / Urban Climate and livability (Prof. Jan Carmeliet)

2016-02-22 /  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt

PDF lecture slides: L03_Urban Climate and livability_pdf

Mar - 22 - 2016

L04 – Energie und Lebensqualität / Energy and livability (Dr. Matthias Berger)

102016-02-22 /  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt

PDF lecture slides:

Apr - 06 - 2016

L05 – Wasser, Ökologie und Lebensqualität / Water, ecology and livability (Dr. Ulrike Wissen)

2016-02-22 /  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt

 

Apr - 12 - 2016

L06 – Mobilität und Lebensqualität / Mobility and livability (with Pieter Jacobus)

2016-04-11 /  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt

 

May - 01 - 2016

L07 – Partizipativer Stadtentwurf Towards / Citizen-design science (Sonja Schenkel)

2016-04-25 /  HIT H 31.4

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt