During the Master in City & Technology + Thesis Project, students have the unique opportunity to work for an additional time of 9 months on an Individual Thesis Project, focused on the development of one research or pilot project based on the student’s interest. IAAC supports the student in selecting their Thesis Project topic in order to better orient them according to their future career interests and opportunities. Each student is assigned one or more Thesis Advisors that follow the development of the work throughout the year.

Dystopia of Digital Dominance

“Blade Runner” is a poignant illustration of how urban landscapes could be transformed in a post-industrial world, shaped by technological dominance and environmental decay. Created within a society grappling with the implications of synthetic life and corporate control, the film vividly portrays a version of Los Angeles. Re-envisioned through the context of speculative theories about … Read more

A Digital Guidebook to Urban Degrowth

“A Guidebook on Urban Degrowth” delves into integrating degrowth strategies within urban planning to foster a shift towards an equitable urban future. This study centers around a pivotal research question: How can current literature on degrowth be translated into practical applications in city planning to guide urban areas toward enhanced social well-being and ecological equity? … Read more

Labyrinth of New Crop Grids

SITE SELECTION FACTORS The site selected for the Recitying project is located in Parc Agrari del Baix Llobregat, a park just outside of Barcelona. This landscape initiative aims to transform abandoned crop fields into a significant and meaningful labyrinth park through the development of land art. The concept of land art is employed not only … Read more

MetaGrid

Metagrid represents a new way to explore urbanism, tailored for the context and its stakeholders. This project redefines ‘Agriculture’ to encompass not only the process of production but also broader elements like programs, solicitations, patterns, matters, behaviors, and networks, enabling innovative, open strategic approaches. Metagrid aims to reactivate Parc Agrari in Llobregat through Land Art, … Read more

REAP WHAT YOU SOW

This is the site, Llobregat Delta area. You can see the map, Pink and Red area. Pink is exisitng Agriculture area and Red is Abundant area which is cultivated in the past.The number of abundant areas is increasing little by little in Llobregat. Our proposal, we think what we can design this area. These is … Read more

Flames on the Horizon

Abstract Fire is a natural and increasingly synthetic process in Argentina, South America, and across the globe, responsible for twice the deaths as other natural disasters. All land catches flames when the air temperature (C°), humidity (%), and wind speed (km/h) are 30. The annual rate at which fire occurs is a fire regime, categorizing … Read more

PROJET TOKYO ?

2nd research, Comparison masterplan Tokyo by Kenzo Tange vs the existing Tokyo Why Tange Kenzo Tange, as you know, is one of the most famous architects in the world. He has left behind many architectural works in Japan and around the world, He is also an urbanist. In planning the master plan for Tokyo, he … Read more

Bits and Pieces

Pictures and symbols are valuable tools to communicate data. Pictures contain input data and representative symbols, generated from points, capture outputs. Pictures, or raster images, are often not geolocated and lack methodological explanation. Here, using the Bitmap+ plugin, pictures of urban conditions are tapped for the data they contain using the coloration of the image … Read more

SYMBIOTIC TOURISM

The Balearic islands had been a pioneer in the tourism industry since 1960s. The tourism model from them has been spread out to the world due to its international tourism traffic. They are still attracting high amount of international tourists and tourism is still the engine of the local economy. In this context, tourism is … Read more

Optimal Pathfinding in Digital Terrain

This exercise undertakes developing a shortest path simulation on varied terrains. Starting with basic point-to-point movements, I integrated agent behavior, enabling these agents to make decisions and take actions to move towards the destination point by choosing the best available option. The development of the simulation follows agent movement behaviors from two separate algorithms: Movement … Read more

Rethinking Urban Vocabulary

The seminar involved analyzing texts to extract and interpret a key term, then creatively visualizing this concept through the blending of urban textures and landscapes, crafting surreal cityscapes that reflect the nuanced meanings of these terms. The texts explored the themes of: Urban Resilience Definition: The capacity of urban areas to adapt to crises, focusing … Read more

What is Advanced Air Mobility? [VOL. II]

Towards Aerial Techno-infrastructures I. INTRODUCTION “Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) is a rapidly-emerging, new sector of the aerospace industry which aims to safely and efficiently integrate highly automated aircraft into the NAS. AAM is not a single technology, but rather a collection of new and emerging technologies being applied to the aviation transportation system, particularly in … Read more

WILDLIFE PATHWAYS

The “WILDLIFE PATHWAYS” is based on the “GREEN ALLY” project, that was developed at IAAC in the framework of the Master in City & Technology program, during the Internet of Cities Studio directed by Mathilde Marengo, Eduardo Rico, and Iacopo Neri. It provides a data informed approach that helps to integrate ecological needs within the … Read more

PROJET TOKYO

1st research, Metabolism My research theme is Tokyo. First, let me tell you why I chose Tokyo. This graph shows the population ranking of cities in the world in 2010.The world population will be 11.2 billion, by 2100, and 84% of people live in urban areas.While the population in the city will increase, some cities … Read more

Tourism and social development, Balearic Island

INTRODUCTION The heavy working hours after the industrial revolution had put leisure to a more and more important role in contemporary life. People want to travel to ‘escape’ and compensate themselves from work and daily life. The practice of leveraging tourism for economy growth has been proved useful in Spain since the 1960s. And this … Read more