Project: [Enter] Change

Our design project addresses the current Climate Emergency and the need for city making as dual dimensions of societal progress.

Poorly connected urban neighbourhoods and developments are linked to infrastructural congestion, high crime rates and community segregation. While these problems appear to be socio-political in nature, they are closely linked to mobility, urban accessibility, and the quality of the built environment, and therefore, related to energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and the use of fuels for mobility and liveability. 

To tackle this, we have developed a set of computational tools, within a wider design approach, incorporating aspects of data analysis and computational design generation as an iterative process. We use these tools to shift the focus of city design to the integration of community benefits and Net-Zero Carbon futures, focusing on designing the urban realm through improvements to urban accessibility as a networked approach.

Our design iterations are assessed for success using our identified value criteria. This is showcased using visuals and a user-friendly interactive application we have created, where users can manually adjust the values of the input criteria and see a change in iteration and subsequent results in real-time. This also allows users to compare the results and different iterations generated, and choose the best iteration based on their priorities.