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Off to the Chicago Forum on Global Cities

Today I write you as part of a mini-series on my stay at the Chicago Forum on Global Cities (CFGC). I have been kindly sponsored by ETH Zurich and the Chicago Forum to participate in the event. I am currently sitting in my train to Zurich airport and I am looking forward to 3 days of intensive discussions on the future of global cities. You will also find a post about this event on the ETH Ambassadors Blog and ETH Global Facebook and you may look out for some tweets.

I hope for many interesting meetings and conversations at the Forum, especially about my main topics of interest Big Data in Smart Cities – for which I have a short policy brief with me designed in the Argumentation and Science Communication Course of the ISTP – as well as ways to design better cities based on Big Data and knowledge of human (navigation) behaviour – the topic of my soon to start PhD.

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CSD: Introduction

The course “Cognition in Studio Design – analytic tools for evidence-based design” will discuss readings of space syntax (Bafna, 2003) , navigation issues (Carlson, Hölscher, Shipley, & Dalton, 2010) as well as functions and applications of spatial cognition (Montello & Raubal, 2013) .

To compute space syntax DepthmapX will be used.

References

Bafna, S. (2003). Space syntax: A brief introduction to its logic and analytical techniques. Environment and Behavior, 35(1), 17–59.
Carlson, L. A., Hölscher, C., Shipley, T. F., & Dalton, R. C. (2010). Getting lost in buildings. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19(5), 284–289.
Montello, D. R., & Raubal, M. (2013). Functions and applications of spatial cognition. In Handbook of Spatial Cognition (pp. 249–264). American Psychological Association (APA).

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