HS2016 | Information Architecture of Cities

Aug - 23 - 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

 

Poster

HS 13 Information Architecture of Cities - IBook
EdX MOOC on Future Cities

Presentation template: videowall_template

Sep - 26 - 2016

L01 – Information Architecture & Future Cities: Introduction to the Course

L01 – INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE & FUTURE CITIES: INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE from iA.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt, Dr. Peter Bus, Estefania Tapias / Introduction to the course

Oct - 03 - 2016

L02 – Information Architecture & Future Cities: Smart Cities

L2 - INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE & FUTURE CITIES: SMART CITIES from iA.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt, Dr. Peter Bus, Estefania Tapias / Introduction to the course

Oct - 10 - 2016

L3 – Information Architecture & Future Cities: Stocks and Flows

L3 – INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE & FUTURE CITIES: STOCKS AND FLOWS from iA.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt, Dr. Peter Bus, Estefania Tapias / Introduction to the course

Oct - 17 - 2016

L4 – Information Architecture & Future Cities: Measurements and simulations in the city I

L4 – INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE & FUTURE CITIES: MEASUREMENTS AND SIMULATIONS IN THE CITY I from iA.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt, Dr. Peter Bus, Estefania Tapias / Introduction to the course

Oct - 31 - 2016

L5 – Information Architecture & Future Cities: Citizen-Design Science

L5 – INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE & FUTURE CITIES: CITIZEN-DESIGN SCIENCE from iA.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt, Dr. Peter Bus, Estefania Tapias / Introduction to the course

Nov - 07 - 2016

L6 – Information Architecture & Future Cities: Smart Governance

L6 – INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE & FUTURE CITIES: SMART GOVERNANCE from iA.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt, Dr. Peter Bus, Estefania Tapias / Introduction to the course

Nov - 14 - 2016

L7 – Information Architecture & Future Cities: Complexity science

L7 – INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE & FUTURE CITIES: COMPLEXITY SCIENCE from iA.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt, Dr. Peter Bus, Estefania Tapias / Introduction to the course

Nov - 21 - 2016

L8 – Information Architecture & Future Cities: Smart Livability

L8 – INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE & FUTURE CITIES: SMART LIVABILITY from iA.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt, Dr. Peter Bus, Estefania Tapias / Introduction to the course

Nov - 29 - 2016

L9 – Information Architecture and Future Cities: Smart Security

L9 – INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE AND FUTURE CITIES: SMART SECURITY from iA.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt, Dr. Peter Bus, Estefania Tapias

Dec - 05 - 2016

L10 – Information Architecture and Future Cities: Smart Mobility

L10 – INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE AND FUTURE CITIES: SMART MOBILITY from iA.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt, Dr. Alexander Erath, Dr. Peter Bus, Estefania Tapias

Dec - 12 - 2016

L11 – Information Architecture and Future Cities: From Smart Cities to Responsive Cities

L11 – INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE AND FUTURE CITIES: FROM SMART CITIES TO RESPONSIVE CITIES from iA.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Schmitt, Dr. Peter Bus, Estefania Tapias