I think it’s important that we start with some of the challenges facing current urban planning practice worldwide.
SkyCycle is born of an interest in how the city connects. My company, Space Syntax, has created a unique approach to Spatial Network Analytics. We predict the movement of people in cars, on foot and on bikes and, as with SkyCycle, our work is often about spotting strategic opportunities to make cities work better for people.
This Integrated Urban Modelling approach addresses those urban challenges I listed at the start of this presentation. It takes different kinds of data inputs across the top of the page. Then by first Visualising, then Explaining data correlations it allows urban planning ideas to be Conceived and their impacts to be Forecast. My experience has been that this takes people from a state of Uncertainty, through Awareness of key issues, to become contributors themselves of Ideas for Change, all of which aids in the Consultation and Decision-taking processes. With the ultimate aim being to take actions that lead to behaviour changes in pursuit of higher order goals of social cohesion, economic productivity and carbon reduction.
So if we look again at the challenges, my view is that predictive analytics can address each of them, allowing ultimately for decisions to be taken that might seem bold but are actually risk reduced.
Tim stonor_Istanbul Smart Cities Workshop
Technology is GREAT, Smart Cities Session
Architect & Urban Planner
Move, interact, transact
The human dimension of Smart Cities
Visualise Urban Data Collective
Integrated platform for performance data
How is the place working?
Conceive Urban Strategy
Integrated urban policy and practice
What are the opportunities for change?
Forecast Urban Forecast Model
Scenario testing & performance forecasting
How will performance be affected by change?
Simulation & Optimisation of Options
Development of Preferred Option
Explain Urban Performance Model
Integrated urban diagnostics: spatial analytics
Why does the place work the way it does?
Urban Baseline Study
Urban Impact Analysis