This video was showcased at Rethinking Cities: Framing the Future the 6th Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium (URKS6), held in Barcelona, Spain from October 8-10, 2012. The goal of the URKS6 was to inform policy choices that can help policymakers manage potential economic efficiency, environmental sustainability, and social equity tradeoffs associated with urbanization. The Symposium was organized by The World Bank, in partnership with the City of Barcelona.
Our approach showcases new conceptual approaches and complex systems based digital tools developed by Softgrid Limited and post-graduate students at the University of Nottingham. The aim of the research is to provide possibilities for multi-scalar spatial planning, addressing the need to incorporate constant change, self-organisation and emergent behaviours within the morphology of mixed formal and informal urban topographies, especially in the context of the developing world.
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Student Credits: Eric Cheung, Jonathan Pick, James Rixon, Matthew Sandhu, Benjamin Minton, Aurelia Lee, Adrian Tsang, Lenard Wong, Noriko Matsuda