Participatory Urban Planning

Antje Kunze

Antjes main focus was in opening up urban modeling and simulation to enrich participatory planning processes with interactive digital design feedback.
Participatory processes are keystones to cross-sectoral urban planning. Therefore new and common planning along with design charette techniques were investigated and interpreted. A framework was developed to support the decision making process, which integrated stakeholder needs and requirements in the early planning stages. Therefore a requirement definition process by the participatory technique ‘Architectural Programming’ was investigated. As well as problem solving strategies with the help of form-based code approaches in regard to stakeholder engagement and extended knowledge exchange for the creation and assessment of specific planning scenarios provided by the case study. It was investigated how resulting case study specifications may be linked parametric, rule base modelling techniques and design solution approaches were visualised instantly and interactively in the collaborative environment ETH Value Lab and evaluated together between stakeholders. The concrete methods were tested and evaluated in the case study Zurich – Altstetten, Switzerland.

Involved Research Projects

Climate-KIC Smart Urban Adapt (SUA)

NRP65 Sustainable Urban Patterns (SUPat)

ETH Value Lab

Selected Publications

Kunze, A., Burkhard, R., Gebhardt, S., Tuncer, B. 2012. Visualization and Decision Support Tools in Urban Planning. In: S. Müller Arisona, G. Aschwanden, J. Halatsch, P. Wonka,(eds.). Digital Urban Modeling and Simulation. Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS), Volume 242, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 279-298. (link)

Halatsch, J., Kunze, A., and Schmitt, G., 2008. Using Shape Grammars for Master Planning. Design Computing and Cognition DCC’08. J.S. Gero (ed), Springer, 655-673. (link)

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