Urbanity in #

The project was done as part of the master studies at the Technical University Braunschweig (GER). The course Advanced Urban Analytics was held at the Institute for Urban Development and Design Methodology and supervised by Prof. Uwe Brederlau, Amir Touhidi, Gustavo de Siqueira, and Jonathan Nestler. The results were published in the project booklet ‘Advanced Urban Analytics.’

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How can urban structures be measured by using advanced digital tools and methods? It was the ambition of the seminar ‘Advanced Urban Analytics’ at the Institute
of Urban Design and Design Methodology from Professor Uwe Brederlau to find answers to this challenge. The approach of the project ‘Urbanity in #’ was to analyze various spatial aspects through the utilisation of RhinoCeros and Grasshopper, find dependencies between them and compare them using some urban areas of different typologies and qualities. The methodology of the approach and the various steps of analysis and application are presented on the next pages, showing ways of automated and simplified processes to generate values from spatial information and compare them. The last step includes two different ways of applying and transferring the information from one city to another and thereby visualise the differences and visual outcomes; for example, if Rio de Janeiro’s values are the basis for Brunswick’s urban fabric.