Parametric Urban Design & Analysis :: PUDA 19.2

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Cities are complex human-made objects. They consist of thousands of elements and need to satisfy numerous human needs. The definition of urban form (street network, plots, buildings) is a crucial step in the planning of cities because it has the longest lasting effect on their social, economic and ecological performance. Thus, this step needs to be undertaken with the greatest care. In this course, we will deal with computational methods to support this process. Firstly, you will learn to create parametric models, that allow to quickly generate a large number of design variants. Secondly, you will get introduced to spatial analysis methods (density, visibility, and accessibility) in order to identify different (human-centered) qualities of the generated urban forms.

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The theories and methods you learn in this class provide the basic theoretical and technological framework for integrated urban development and design, which we will further deepen in the study project in the next semester.

The knowledge provided through online seminars will be deepened in consultations and documented in several exercises.


No prior technical knowledge is required.

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Introduction & Basics
Parametric Urban Design
Parametric Urban Analysis

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20 thoughts on “Parametric Urban Design & Analysis :: PUDA 19.2”

  1. Guten Tag, Reinhard König.
    Ich heisse Slava und etzt lerne ich in dem MARCHI (Moscow) Stadtplanung.
    Ich mochte sehr dieses Kurs besuchen aber kann nicht hier einschreiben.
    Kann ich dises Kurs besuchen?
    Mit freundlichen Grussen, Slava Baryschev.

  2. Hello,
    First, thank you for making this platform accessible for all.
    I am really interested in this course and need it for my project. how can I access to this course?
    I’m not able to enroll in this course.

  3. Dear professor König,
    I would like to access this course, is there any you could give me access? Or will this course be available in open access soon? It is the only thing missing form basic scripting over analysis to synthesis, so it would be nice to have it as well.

  4. Professor König,
    I was actually halfway through the course when I lost access. I’m a professional urban designer and keen on exploring computational means for design and analysis through DecodingSpaces and this course. I would greatly appreciate if you can grant me access. Thank you!

  5. Dear Professor,
    I am a PhD candidate in Urban Planning. I would like to access this course to strengthen my skills for spatial analysis with grasshopper. Hopefully, I can get access to the course.
    Thank you for your insightful lectures.

  6. Greetings,

    I would like to thank tou for your enlightening papers, they have been a great inspiration to my work for the past couple of years.
    Is the course open again to registrations? I was following people’s requests recently but it still prompts as “Closed”.

    Thank you in advance for your response.

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