City Design and Development / Urbanism / LCAU Fall 2022 Lecture Series
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What Does Urban Science Have to Say About Urban Design?
As scientific and data-driven methods for spatial analysis have become increasingly rooted in urban planning research, this lecture series explores whether and how the emerging field of ‘urban science’ is also influencing urban design—the two- and three-dimensional configuration of built form, public spaces, land uses, people, and paths that connect them. (How) Are data and evidence being used to influence urban design plans or policy decisions? Are ‘urban science’ methods able to address the needs of urban designers and broad-based urban design processes? Is good urban analysis necessary for good urban design? We have invited a range of distinguished speakers, whose work intersects with both urban design and urban science, to help us explore these questions as part of DUSP's Fall 2022 City Design and Development, Architecture and Urbanism, and LCAU lecture series.