Isomorphic city: A customizable future scenario

Susannah Dickinson, David Gonzalez, Kyle Szostek

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Abstract

This paper discusses a future city design and research project for Tucson, Arizona, USA. The project, Isomorphic City, set in the year 2087 develops a truly customizable and ever-adapting computational approach to the existing built environment. Part of the challenge was to design digital methodologies that could simulate this scenario in as live a way as possible, incorporating real-time, live data into the equation, ranging from environmental criteria to social media information. Form was the result of inputted parameters verses the making of form in a traditional object-like fashion. The project anticipates a shift of simulating the urban condition with a rule based set of criteria to a more human agent-based approach based on collective intelligence and social behaviour patterns.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2013 - Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2013
Pages180-186
Number of pages7
Edition8
StatePublished - May 3 2013
Event4th Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2013, Part of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 7 2013Apr 10 2013

Publication series

NameSimulation Series
Number8
Volume45
ISSN (Print)0735-9276

Other

Other4th Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2013, Part of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period4/7/134/10/13

Keywords

  • Collective intelligence
  • E-topias
  • Live data
  • Parametric urban design
  • Programmable matter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications

Cite this

Dickinson, S., Gonzalez, D., & Szostek, K. (2013). Isomorphic city: A customizable future scenario. In Proceedings of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2013 - Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2013 (8 ed., pp. 180-186). (Simulation Series; Vol. 45, No. 8).