Computational Landscape: Data Driven Urban Modeling with Agent-based System

Apr 06, 2015

The paper describes the process of bottom-up design and simulation to generate emergent urban patterns and adaptive urban forms. Starting with movement simulation, agent-based modeling tools are used to decode and recode the spatial complexity within the parametric equation. Computational tools for architects and urban designers such as a minimum path algorithm, spatial accessibility analysis, GIS, and procedural modeling are integrated to build a platform that allows parametric control of the generative outcome. The authors focus on how agent-driven emergent patterns can evolve during the simulation in response to globalized goals.

keywords: Self-Organizing, Agent-Based System, Space Syntax, Bottom-Up, Emergent

Ming Tang (University of Cincinnati)
Presented at: 
ARCC 2015 Conference – The FUTURE of Architectural Research (Chicago, IL)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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