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International Lecture Series 2011: “Achieving a sustainable and sustaining built environment”

The Interdisciplinary Centre of Spatial Simulation and Modelling, Department of Spatial Development, Infrastructure and Environmental Planning invites to the International Lecture Series 2011 presenting international accredited scientists and planners.

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The lectures will take place at the Günther Feuerstein lecture room, HS 14A from 6pm – 7.30pm. It is therefore our pleasure to present you:

Nikos Salingaros, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
Lecture: “Principles of Urban Structure”
Prof. Nikos A. Salingaros is a mathematician and polymath known for his work on urban theory, architectural theory, complexity theory, and design philosophy. He has proposed an alternative theoretical approach to architecture and urbanism that is more adaptive to human needs and aspirations, and that combines rigorous scientific analysis with deep intuitive experience. Salingaros is a long-time partner of Christopher Alexander.

10/11/2011Pierre Frankhauser, Université de Franche-Comté, France
Lecture: “Multiscale-Multifractal Planning”
Prof. Pierre Frankhauser is a physicist and geographer. He is one of the pioneers of fractal analysis of urban patterns. Further,  Frankhauser is international accredited for his works on spatial simulation programs based on a multi-fractal logic.

Anna Rose, Space Syntax Ltd. London, UK
Lecture: “Space Syntax (I)”
Anna Rose trained as an architect in Germany. Her specialism lies in urban design and masterplanning. She has seven years professional experience in various practices in Germany, the UK and the US. Rose has extensive experience advising both private and public sector clients in the design development and planning processes, and has lectured to architectural and landscape design audiences both in the UK and Germany.

Ela Cil, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
Lecture: “Space Syntax (II)”
Assist. Prof. Ela Cil is an architect known for her works on Space Syntax. Her research interests are place studies with a focus on the relationship between construction of identity, collective memory and spatial practices. Further, she works in the context of the analysis of space with the concepts of morphology, typomorphology and space syntax.

Gert de Roo, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Lecture: “A Planner’s Encounter with Complexity“
Prof. Gert de Roo is spatial planner and advisor to bodies such as the EU, the Dutch government and various regions on issues of decentralization and regionalization. He is interested in a wide range of fields, including decision-making processes surrounding interventions in the living environment. In addition, de Roo contributes to the debate on planning theory, focusing in particular on the interrelationship between modernist and post-modernist planning. He is also interested in the ‘fuzzy’ relationships that play a role in planning.