URBANITY

Sans métrise, l'urbanité n'est rien

MEASURING URBAN SOCIAL DIVERSITY — 10 mai 2016

MEASURING URBAN SOCIAL DIVERSITY

Network

« Although the properties of social and geographic networks have long been studied independently, such view does not consider the dynamics between the two. Here we present a model of interconnected geosocial networks, where projections of one carry rich information about the other. »

Source :  Hristova, D., Williams, M. J., Musolesi, M., Panzarasa, P., & Mascolo, C. (2016). Measuring Urban Social Diversity Using Interconnected Geo-Social Networks (pp. 21–30). Presented at the Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on World Wide Web, International World Wide Web Conferences Steering Committee.

ESTABLISHING PARAMETERS FOR URBANITY  — 12 avril 2016

ESTABLISHING PARAMETERS FOR URBANITY 

« Parametric urbanism just explores formal, environmental and functional parameters to constitute vibrant urban spaces, but these strategies are not enough to guarantee the success of urban spaces conceived to promote urbanity.« 

Source : Greene, M., Reyes, J., & Castro, A. (2012). Establishing parameters for urbanity. Presented at the Proceedings: Eighth International Space Syntax Symposium, Santiago de Chile.

HECTOMETRIC RESOLUTION — 4 avril 2016

HECTOMETRIC RESOLUTION

luminocity3d

« The map shows the combined total of residents and jobs per hectare, measured at the scale of 1km2 grid cells. The mix of residents and jobs is displayed by the colours in the above table, with residential areas in yellow, employment areas in blue and mixed areas in green. The height of the grid cells displays the total residents and jobs per hectare. »

Source : LuminoCity3D – Urban Density and Dynamics Map Explorer for Great Britain

PUBLIC OPEN DATA —

PUBLIC OPEN DATA

« Traditionally government data has been restricted to relatively small groups of expert users. Open data presents a radically different approach where as much government data as possible is released freely to the public online. This is intended to improve scrutiny of public services, and allow the development of new applications bringing social and economic benefits. »

Source : Impact of Social Sciences – The availability of open data and new trends in data visualisation will transform how we understand our cities.

DENSITE, DIVERSITE, DESIGN —

DENSITE, DIVERSITE, DESIGN

McDonough, Parker, & Reynolds, 2011

Cette proposition de mesure de l’urbanité vise à permettre l’évaluation de différentes implantations de stations et de lignes de transports publics.

 

 

 

McDonough, P., Parker, J., & Reynolds, W. (2011). Measuring Urbanity One Block at a Time: The Neighborhood Transit Readiness Scorecard. Carolina Planning, 36, pp. 7–16.

SUPERKILEN / TOPOTEK 1 + BIG ARCHITECTS + SUPERFLEX — 26 février 2016

SUPERKILEN / TOPOTEK 1 + BIG ARCHITECTS + SUPERFLEX

« Superkilen is a half a mile long urban space wedging through one of the most ethnically diverse and socially challenged neighborhoods in Denmark. It has one overarching idea that it is conceived as a giant exhibition of urban best practice – a sort of collection of global found objects that come from 60 different nationalities of the people inhabiting the area surrounding it. »

Source : Superkilen / Topotek 1 + BIG Architects + Superflex