The Master in City & Technology’s academic structure is based on IAAC’s innovative, learn-by-doing and design-through-research methodology which focuses on the development of interdisciplinary skills. During the Master in City & Technology students will have the opportunity to be part of a highly international group, including faculty members, researchers, and lecturers, in which they are encouraged to develop collective decision-making processes and materialize their project ideas.

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Questioning the Urban

Embarking on the intersection of artificial intelligence and theoretical discussions, imagine a digital voyage where sophisticated tools act as investigative aides. Think of it as the analytical companion dissecting context, sentiments, and core concepts—a literary detective in the digital world. It takes a visual turn with topic modeling weaving a tapestry of themes, and network … Read more

Potential Building Stock in need of Renovation or Demolition

The BCN Building Stock project aims to assess the condition of the building stock in Barcelona (BCN) and identify potential buildings that require renovation or demolition. This analysis is crucial for urban planning and sustainable development initiatives, as it provides insights into the state of the city’s building stock. By leveraging data analysis techniques and … Read more

SKYWARD CONNECTIONS

A Data-driven Approach of redefining the Accessibility of the Dispersed Urbanity of the Aegean Archipelago Accessibility is a multifaceted concept that expresses the case of access between two points in space. In the context of islands, accessibility is of utmost importance due to their inherent characteristics of isolation and small size. The Aegean Archipelago in … Read more

Construction & Demolition Waste Transportation Improvements, Barcelona

22@, an ongoing project in Poblenou, Barcelona aims to promote sustainable development and enhance the quality of life for its residents. However, one of the current challenges faced by the project is the significant noise and air pollution caused by the transportation of construction and demolition waste (CDW) from construction sites to landfills, which adversely … Read more

GENDERED GEOGRAPHIES

Navigating Urban Realities through Women’s Perception of Safety Cities all over the world are being quantified and rated in terms of their livability and life quality for better understanding of citizen satisfaction.  Safety, including both the tangible aspects and the subjective perception of safety, is a critical component in assessing urban life quality. According to … Read more

The 3-30-300 Rule

TRANSFORMING CITIES INTO URBAN FORESTS This principle, proposed by Cecil Konijnendijk, highlights the significant role played by urban forests and other forms of urban nature in promoting our health, well-being, and resilience to climate change. It acknowledges the need to consider various aspects of urban forests to achieve success. It also emphasizes the importance of … Read more

20 minute neighborhoods in Melbourne

-Problem statement- The extensive sprawl of Melbourne and the affordability challenges have led to a situation where purchasing a home in the central area is increasingly difficult. This situation urges residents to seek housing options in the outskirts, as a result consequently contributing to the city’s expanding boundaries. -Aim of the project- In the city … Read more

Green Printing

Urban Green Spaces are critical urban infrastructure – equally important to how our city functions as transport networks, and particularly vital to the wellbeing of our community. Urban greening supports Melbourne’s economy, providing cooling and amenity which supports the pedestrian economy and reduces operating costs for local businesses. Melbourne is encouraging more innovative methods for … Read more

Urban mining in the city of pre-cast concrete

Singapore, a quickly developing city-state is running out of land and linear expansion with new housing will soon no longer be an option. The project strategically targets public housing as a place of densification and a source of urban mining, aiming to solve the problem of upcoming precast concrete waste. Therefore a circular micro-district design … Read more

Built Heritage vs Real Estate Market. The Barcelona case

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Main question. How built heritage affects real estate market in European cities? Hypothesis Let’s look at this question on the example of Barcelona. Let’s single out the city neighborhoods (barrios) where historical buildings are located, and analyze the ratio of average real estate prices to them, in particular, the sale prices of apartments and houses. … Read more

Street sounds of Barcelona

– 00– The project aims to analyze the sounds of streets in Barcelona, cluster them and compare. Firstly, a table of sound types evaluation is created. It consists of point data, network data and sound intensity data. – 01– The methodology and analysis of street segments is based on 1 dataset, that was combined using … Read more

The Heat Gap

This project explores the relationship between urban heat and mental health in a city using clustering analysis. Four distinct clusters were identified, revealing patterns related to population percentages with mental health problems, urban heat levels, and proximity to industrial areas. Additionally, the study examines the association between urban heat, housing stress, and access to natural … Read more

मुंबई • Rent • Proximities

The city of Mumbai, known as the financial and entertainment capital of India, has experienced a significant surge in housing prices and rents in recent years. The demand for residential properties in Mumbai has been steadily increasing due to factors such as population growth, urbanization, and the city’s thriving job market. In the midst of … Read more

Identifying formal housing projects, New Delhi

During the Internet of Building studio we developed a strategy of predicting the typologies of buildings in New Delhi, India by data, using algorithmic approaches as KMEANS, DBSCAN and PCA aswell a a heuristig rule-set. The objective of this project is to predict if a building in New Delhi is part of a formal settlement … Read more

Predicting the future densification Helsinki along its former transportation infrastructure.

OVER THE NEXT FEW DACADES HELSINKI EXPECTS TO ADD AROUND 250.000 NEW RESIDENTS IN 30-40KM OF TRANSFORMED MOTORWAY – LIKE HIGHWAYS PROJECT DESCRIPTION: In the future, a transition from highways and roadways to boulevards is anticipated due to a projected decrease in the number of cars. This shift is expected to address several issues commonly … Read more

Melbourne Meltdown X Space Syntax

The project attempts to understand correlations between several relevant factors of today where it aims at identifying the correlations between the mental health data of the city, urban heat island effect, land surface temperature, population, green areas, total neighborhood area, green ratio per neighborhood, NDVI values, distances in 500m to the green spaces, distances in … Read more

Senseable Walks for Melbourne

OPTIMIZING THE EXISTING WALKABILITY INDEX Urban design plays a pivotal role in shaping the livability of a city, and walkability is a crucial aspect that directly impacts its residents’ quality of life. The City of Melbourne has developed a Walkability Index. This project aims at optimizing the existing framework by integrating key parameters related to … Read more

Relationship Street and Crime in Tokyo.

A Study on the Back of the Road, Factors Forming Streets, and Crime Relationships in the 23 Wards of Tokyo, Japan. 2023, Tokyo is the one of megalopolis. Tokyo has built a megalopolis unlike any other in the world. The megalopolis of Tokyo is depicted in Japan’s representative culture, anime, and manga, and the city … Read more

Remote sensing of the urban sprawl’s pace of Melbourne

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Starting in 2015 urban development spread beyond the administratively defined Melbourne metropolitan area, into Greater Geelong and the Shire of Mitchell. The Melbourne Metropolitan Region or Greater Melbourne comprises 31 Local Authority Governments (LGA, municipalities and shires) aggregated in 6 metropolitan partnerships. Two of them, Inner and Inner South-East allocate the metropolitan core. This project … Read more

New Delhi Resource Repository

The New Delhi Material Repository and Urban Mining project focuses on the city’s sustainable development by implementing the principles of urban mining and establishing a material repository. As the capital city of India, New Delhi holds significant historical and governmental importance, with its urban fabric comprising a combination of planned and unplanned elements. However, with … Read more

Housing for the Urban Poor

Considering the imminent demolition and in-situ rehabilitation of highly dense slum settlements, how might the application of generative algorithms facilitate the maximization and optimization of housing units within the existing spatial constraints? The slums and the unauthorized colonies are located across Delhi to identify which zones needs in-situ slum rehabilitation, there are over 700 slum … Read more

Localize the Loop, Barcelona

Recycling construction materials is of paramount importance in a city like Barcelona due to its numerous environmental, economic, and social benefits. Barcelona, like many urban centers, faces challenges related to rapid urbanization, resource scarcity, and environmental sustainability. By implementing a robust construction material recycling concept, the city can significantly reduce its construction waste, lower its … Read more