MARC Talks - Urban modelling: concepts, requirements and examples with cellular automata
|Dates:||12 March 2014|
|Times:||12:30 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Environment, Education and Development|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
Urban modelling: concepts, requirements and examples with cellular automata
Urban systems are complex entities that result from countless interactions between a wide diversity of agents. The behaviours that feature these interactions are complex and both urban scientists and planning practitioners are eager to capture and understand them. A series of mathematical, physical and biological concepts were explored by urban scientists from all areas of knowledge since the 1940s, especially after computers were made available to civilian use, leading to the development and testing of many different models that simulate urban phenomena. These models evolved from aggregated and static to increasingly more disaggregated and dynamic approaches. This talk will present some basic concepts about the use of these models to understand urban systems using a cellular automata model as an illustrative case.
About the MARC talks!
The Manchester Architecture Research Centre (MARC) 2014 Spring Research Seminar Series features the architecture and/or city related work of colleagues from across The University of Manchester. It offers an opportunity for cross-disciplinary discussion and exchange between faculty and PhD researchers. Talks take place on Wednesdays, 12.30-2.00pm.
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Role: Lecturer in Planning & Env Management
Organisation: University of Manchester
Biography: Nuno Pinto is a Lecturer in Planning and Environmental Management at the School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) of The University of Manchester, United Kingdom. Nuno is also a member of CUPS, the Centre for Urban Policy Studies, based within the School of Environment, Education and Development at the University of Manchester. He is also a researcher at CPSV, the Centre for Land Policy and Valuation at the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain, where he also teaches as an invited lecturer. Nuno holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering and two MSc in Planning, and he is concluding his PhD research in urban modelling at the School of Architecture of Barcelona.
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