Digital Cities: Digital Tools for Urban Design


Digital Cities is a series of events for developers, planners and designers to gain better knowledge of the potential of new digital information systems. It brings together research, case studies and design technology for those (not necessarily IT experts) who will benefit from the opportunities and efficiencies offered by IT systems.

Readily available digital geographical data and 3D models now offer cost-effective alternatives to printed and physical information. This seminar introduces the tools and techniques that help planners and designers exploit these resources to create better urban environments more efficiently.

Confirmed speakers:

Anna Rose, Director, Space Syntax on evaluation tools for urban layout

Dr Jake Desyllas of Intelligent Space on software for modelling and presenting pedestrian flows

Christian Derix of Aedas Architects on the application of predictive and optimising software to building heights, movement and layout.

Alvise Simondetti of Arup on creating an integrated 3D model to look at the environmental impact of the urban form.

Jim Farley of Autodesk on looking at an ecosystem for urban design in which tools and improved access to data leads to more effective decision making and reduced costs.

Full Programme

Booking for this event is essential.

Places are £95 + VAT and all delegates will receive the d-City publication, Space & Place publication and the Digital Cities: London's Future exhibition catalogue. CPD certificates are available upon request.

This is one of a series of short events replacing the full-day Digital Cities Conference on 15 January.