Inspired by Richard Saul Wurman’s presentation at the NZPI Annual Conference 2015 & discussion afterwards.
Local places are made by virtue of their place in a wider setting. Squares: it’s not the local design that makes the difference, it’s the connectivity with the wider city that matters.
Patterns – common language
Space Syntax focuses on the common language of space. Seeks to identify the patterns within that language.
Future thinking framework
1. Living in cities: live, work, leisure, innovation.
5. Urban form
8. Scenarios – investigating the importance of opposites
We don’t understand the complexity and the interdependencies of cities. The Science of Cities is nascent. There’s much to learn.
Urban data analyst
The job of the century.
1. Every city should have a vision
2. Every city should have great leaders.
It’s less about being complacent when feeling comfortable. More about using that feeling to be creative. Mastery.
Products. Process. Performance.
We tend to focus on the product.
3 kinds of technology: