[21-03-2019] Re-scape: Urban Intensity

CLUE+ cordially invites you to the Re-scape Colloquium on urban intensity.

03/21/2019 | 1:30 PM

CLUE+ is very pleased to invite you to a special Re-Scape colloquium at the Vrije Universiteit, with a keynote lecture on ‘Urban Intensity’ by Tim Stonor, Managing Director of strategic consultancy, Space Syntax Limited and Visiting Professor at the Bartlett, University College London.

‘Great urban places are not created by density; they’re created by intensity. … Density is a word used by planners. Intensity is a word that real people use, and perhaps because it describes the outcomes that people experience rather than the inputs that have gone into creating them.’ (Architectural Review, May 2018)

Together with Tim and experts we will be discussing architectural and urban practices, past and present, and how alternative planning and design strategies can improve the experience of urban intensity in the future.
This special colloquium is co-hosted by the international architectural firm of OZ Architects. Re-Scape colloquia are organized by the Center for Global Heritage and Development, a collaboration of Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam, together with CLUE+.

Final program:
13:30-13:45  Welcome VU
CLUE+
13:45-14:00  Introduction OZ
Lyongo Juliana, director OZ Caribbean

14:00-14:45 Presentations
The Amsterdam context seen from different perspectives
Esther Gramsbergen (Technical University Delft)
Charlie Clemoes (FailedArchitecture)
Freek Schmidt (VU Amsterdam)
14:45-15:00  Questions, discussion

15:00-15:15  Tea break

15:15-16:00  Presentation guest speaker:
From density to intensity - designing the smart, future city
Tim Stonor (Space Syntax Limited / Bartlett, University College London)
The spatial layout of the city is a powerful economic and cultural asset. It creates a grid of dense connections that influences patterns of movement, land use, land value, public safety and community contact. Well-planned cities are intense “transaction machines”, bringing people together to form social and economic relations. Disconnected cities pose profound risks to civic well-being, distancing people from each other and from opportunities to transact. The future of cities will be decided by the answers to key spatial design questions. Where, and in what numbers, are people going to live, work and take leisure? And, more importantly, what forms of movement network will exist to connect people together?

In his talk, Tim Stonor will present the work of Space Syntax and its science-based, human-focused approach to the measurement of “urban intensity”. He will show how movement networks can be analysed and optimised to support human transaction. Using examples from across the world, Tim will describe the essential, human qualities of great cities and show how these “smart” outcomes can be created in future urban places.

16.00-16.30  Questions, discussion
With all speakers

16:30-17:30  Roundup & drinks

Please register here.

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