1. Designing Cities with the Informal in Mind

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    This video is part of a project by James Rixon at the University of Nottingham. The aim of the project was to: 1) Develop a loose urban simulation tool that roughly followed the type of informal propagation to be seen in Mumbai. The aim of the simulation model is to sufficiently simulate self organisational rules so as to have a self generating topotography that would if left without constraints develop into an infinite slum like topography. The visual aspects of the model are less important than the properties, characteristics and rules observed in reality and integrated into the model. 2) Following the development of th einformal encroachment simulator, to examine the influence of various spatial disturbances on the ground in Mumbai such as sloped topography, upstands, walls, trees, overhead roads, railway lines, existing buildings, typical routes and potential flood risk areas, and develop the possibility of reactions to these elements as environmental conditions within the simulative model. 3) Design an area of Mumbai using the knowledge gained from the simulative experiments to balance between formal (designed) and informal (allowed to encroach, sometimes deterred and sometimes encouraged through environmental design elements) development within the city in order to encourage a positive symbiotic relationship between typically competing/exclusive urban topologies. Designer/Researcher: James Rixon Tutor: Ulysses Sengupta, Eric Cheung

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    • "jaqapparatus 1" by Chris Cunningham - NOWNESS

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      The music video director-turned-artist Chris Cunningham retraces his varied and critically acclaimed career in this personal, self-directed short featuring his latest performance-art installation—a sci-fi robot ballet. Read the full feature on NOWNESS: http://bit.ly/1hVQRPC

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      • Stephen Agong - AGS Urban Futures Seminar

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        "The Lake Victoria higher education initiative" by Prof. Stephen Agong, Maseno University, Kenya. 17 November 2008, Cape Town, South Africa. Integrating Sustainability into African Urban Growth.

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        • Panel Discussion, Five Views on Urban Futures, AGS Chalmers (in Swedish)

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          Panel discussion with Karin Markides from Chalmers, Mats Lundqvist from CES, Agneta Kores from Familjebostäder, etc. AGS Global Seminar Series on Urban Futures Evolution of Sustainable Human Settlements Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden 9-10 April 2008

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          • Closing, Five Views on Urban Futures, AGS Chalmers (in Swedish)

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            Closing by Karin Markides, Chalmers President AGS Global Seminar Series on Urban Futures Evolution of Sustainable Human Settlements Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden 9-10 April 2008

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            • Hiroshi Komiyama - AM2009

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              "Universities as a Role Model for a Sustainable Society", by Hiroshi Komiyama, President of The University of Tokyo. AGS Annual Meeting 2009, ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

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              • Lael Betlehem - AGS Urban Futures Seminar

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                "An overview of some of the challenges facing the city of Johannesburg" by Lael Betlehem, Johannesburg Development Agency, South Africa. 17 November 2008, Cape Town, South Africa. Integrating Sustainability into African Urban Growth.

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                • Kazuhiko Takeuchi - SCRWS2009

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                  "Establishing sustainable community through the urban and rural vision", byKazuhiko Takeuchi, The University of Tokyo. International Workshop on Sustainable City Region, 23-24 February 2009, Bali

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                  • Peeyush Soni - SCRWS2009

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                    "Strategic analysis of urban/peri-urban agriculture in Asia: issue, potential and challenges", by Peeyush Soni, Agricultural Systems and Enginering, Asian Institute of Technology. International Workshop on Sustainable City Region, 23-24 February 2009, Bali

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                    • Terry McGee - SCRWS2009

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                      23-24 February 2009, Bali, Indonesia

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