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.
Unraveling Footfall Patterns for Enhanced Urban Planning: A Spatial and Temporal Analysis Introduction Footfall prediction plays a crucial role in urban planning decision-making processes. Understanding the intricate relationship between footfall and its two dimensions—space and time—is essential. In this project, we delve into the workflow and key findings of a project aimed at comprehending the … Read more
Alejandro Aravena, renowned for his role in facilitating the recovery of a city struck by an earthquake and a tsunami, asserts that Participatory design transcends mere inclusivity and offers enhanced efficiency. Conventional methods may not yield the desired effectiveness, necessitating a reevaluation of the tools employed for participation.Barcelona, for instance, has already experimented with a digital … Read more
INTRODUCTION Climate change is an imperative global concern demanding meticulous attention. Its ramifications encompass an array of profound consequences, necessitating urgent action. Rooted in anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, this phenomenon engenders a persistent alteration in Earth’s climate patterns, characterized by escalating temperatures, heightened incidence of extreme weather events, and encroaching sea-levels. In this context, comprehending … Read more
INTRODUCTION Urban planning decisions have a significant impact on the development of cities, and using machine learning can provide decision-makers with valuable insights to make informed decisions. By clustering urban areas based on various factors such as population density, built density, POI density, green cover, and build diversity, we can reveal spatial patterns that can … Read more
The Core challenges of urban childhood As cities grow and develop, there is often a lack of safe and child-friendly spaces for children to play, walk or bike alone. The increase in traffic and air pollution makes it challenging and unsafe for children to travel on foot or by bicycle. Crime and social fear also … Read more
RE-frame and Connect Public spaces in a city, such as pathways and non-constructible parcels, are not utilized to their full potential. As a result, they create voids and detachment of citizens from their city and do not provide any meaningful benefits to the community. Using machine learning algorithms as a tool for public organizations to … Read more
Climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, and cities like Mumbai with a population of over 12 million people, is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. In fact, studies have shown that Mumbai is one of the cities most at risk from rising sea levels more intense floods, … Read more