Monthly Archives: February 2011

Spatial transformation – Berlin

The following images of Berlin have been prepared by Anna Rose and Christian Schwander at Space Syntax Limited as part of a wider study of the city. They show the pattern of “spatial integration” in Berlin at three key periods in … Continue reading

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Giving it all away? Space Syntax & the future of urban planning software

Notes for a lecture to be given at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 23rd March 2011   Themes With notable exceptions, the current use of technology in planning and, especially, urban design/architecture practice is medieval. More visual than analytic. … Continue reading

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Weekly update

14-20th February 2011 Monday Loeb Fellowship Seminar: “From Landscapes of Extraction to Creative Industries of Organic Matter and Waste”. Tuesday Meetings to discuss development of Space Syntax consulting services in Brazil. Lunch with Prof Jerold Kayden, Harvard Graduate School of … Continue reading

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Achieving prosperous local communities – physical connectedness is key

Community prosperity means social, economic and environmental prosperity. Each of these dimensions is strongly influenced by the physical design of the places where people live. Physical design influences human behaviour, which in turn influences community prosperity. The most important aspect … Continue reading

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Can the value of design be measured? This house believes it can.

Yesterday evening’s debate at the Royal Institute of British Architects addressed the following motion: “This house believes the value of design is not measurable” The motion was overwhelmingly defeated. Rightly so – for, as long as architects claim that the … Continue reading

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Millennium Development Goals

MDG 1 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger MDG 2 Achieve universal primary education MDG 3 Promote gender equality and empower women MDG 4 Reduce child mortality MDG 5 Improve maternal health MDG 6 Combat HIV/AIDS and other diseases MDG 7 … Continue reading

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Weekly update

7-13th February 2011 Monday Travel to London. Tuesday Meeting with Sir Stuart Lipton to discuss Loeb Fellowship. Meeting with Michael Evans of Davenport Lyons. Meeting with Joachim Heintze & Christine Kohlert of Rheform to discuss opportunities in Germany. Meeting with … Continue reading

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Weekly update

31st January-6th February 2011 Monday Loeb Fellows Public Seminar “Technology & serendipity: stumbling in the city” with Ethan Zuckerman and Nicco Mele. Thursday Attend lecture by Hashim Sarkis “It’s Istanbul, not Globalization”. Dinner with Loeb Fellows and Walter Hood. Friday … Continue reading

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