A Lecturer in Architecture and Researcher at CPU Lab. Interested in the prospect of using digital tools to understand and model the development of cities. With the use of complexity theory as a guide and data as fuel, constantly seeking to reach an informed state that allows for the accurate use of positive design interventions to enhance the natural progression of the urban realm. PhD research topic includes ‘Combining market led economic modelling and urban spatial modelling’.

Research

Research Interests

Computational design, Agent-based modelling, Simulative urban models, Design tools, Urban modelling, spatial tools for analysis.

Book Chapters

Solomou, S., Sengupta, U., Cheung, E., Oredein, O., 2022. 'A Strategic Planning Problem: The Relationship Between Urban Transformation Outcomes and the Temporal Order of Planned Projects'. In Iossifova, D., Gasparatos, A., Zavos, S., Gamal, Y., Long, Y. (eds.) Urban Infrastructuring, pp. 241-264, Springer Nature Singapore.

Sengupta, U., Cheung, E., Solomou, S., Zigure, S., Tantoush, M., Bassanino, M., Hyde, R., 2021. 'Complex Urban Futures: Design Science for Flux Territories'. In Design Studio Vol. 2: Intelligent Control Disruptive Technologies, Riba Publishing.

Journal Articles

Tantoush, M., Zigure, S., Solomou, S., Bassanino, M., Sengupta, U., 2019. 'Participatory Back Casting for Desired Co-Produced Mobility Futures: A Case Study of Greater Manchester', Data & Policy Journal.

Conference Papers

Zigure, S., Tantoush, M., Solomou, S., Sengupta, U., 2021. 'DEAS Network Plus Transportation and Mobility Projects 2020 - MaaS Prototype for TfGM', DEAS Research Seminar Series - transportation and mobility, Exeter, UK.

Zigure, S., Tantoush, M., Solomou, S., Sengupta, U., 2021. 'Participatory Backcasting for Achieving Desired Co-produced Mobility Futures: A Case Study of MaaS in Greater Manchester', Data for Policy 2021 special track Systemic engagement: Mobility as a Service (MaaS) and the design challenge of inclusion, sustainability, and data ownership, London, UK.

Tantoush, M., Zigure, S., Solomou, SOLON., Sengupta, U., 2021. 'Participatory Backcasting for Achieving Desired Co-produced Mobility Futures: A Case Study of MaaS in Greater Manchester', NEST Conference 2021: Sustainability Transition pathways, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Zigure, S., Solomou, S., Cheung, E., Sengupta, U., Hyde, R., Bassanino, M., Tantoush, M., 2019. 'Exploring Concerns about Autonomous Vehicles in the Public Realm', Healthy Cities 2019: Urbanisation, Infrastructures & Everyday Life, Manchester, UK.

Tantoush, M., Sengupta, U., Cheung, E., Solomou, S., Zigure, S., 2019. 'Location-Based Games as Crowd-Sourced Geographic Information for Urban Planning', AESOP 18th Meeting TG Planning & Complexity: Games for Cities, Lisbon, Portugal.

Solomou, S., Zigure, S., Sengupta, U., Cheung, E., Tantoush, M., Hyde, R., 2019. 'Simulating Personal Rapid Transportation: A game to determine the advantages of a Connected Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) system over the current Taxi system', AESOP 18th Meeting TG Planning & Complexity: Games for Cities, Lisbon, Portugal.

Solomou, S., Sengupta, U., Oredein, O., Hyde, RJ., 2018. 'A Strategic Planning Problem: Examining the unpredictability of urban transformation based on the changing temporal order of planned projects', 16th meeting of the AESOP Planning & Complexity group. Theme: Adaptive Planning for Spatial Transformation, Department of Spatial Planning and Environment, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, 23/5/2018 - 25/5/2018.

Zigure, S., Solomou, S., Sengupta, U., 2018. 'Developing Scenarios for Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) enabled sustainable future cities', AUM 2018, The University of Cambridge, 27/6/2018 - 29/6/2018.