Please do the following work individually. We will get into possible groups on Friday, Thursday. Consider composing information below to relate them.

Please see the post for Salvador Rueda’s BCNecologia_Presentacio Superilles definition and the J. of Urbanism submissionACADIA 2015 and ACSA 2016.

INTRODUCTION: Purpose to Problem 

  • Title: two words
  • Purpose Sentences as typed Paragraph: What is the problem, how is it applied to Superillas and social interaction? Who is affected (be as specific as possible); Why is it important including social value ? (highlight key words)
  • From each Primary category  (Uses, Demographic and Infrastructure) choose a secondary category. Is each an urban quality or an urban phenomena (human or natural)?
  • Consider 1 indicator for each.
  • Choose 1-2 geometry inputs? (parcel area, height, sidewalk width, rail, bike, waterway) Hint: see OSM/ELK
  • Small thumbnail pictures and/or narrow texture of swatch of qualitative image/material perhaps hinting at final output. Graphic hints: set the tone for the unit and highlight color here

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  • Outline: Purpose / Primary and Secondary categories (see chart) / Indicators (ways to measure)
  • Literature Review: (3) 2 paragraphs of theory / reading (Password: Barcelona), specific then general.  Specific Paragraph 1  (hour glass): 1) idea; 2) citation; 3) further idea. General Paragraph 2: 3 sentences explaining how this applies to your project.  **Address ideas from the reading that include: downtown urbanism; Latour’s idea of attachment; Morales’s ideas on how the Eixample Plan Cerda works; Corner’s idea of adaptability with specificity; Jacob’s idea of unpredictability; Schartz’s idea of scenarios; Guallart’s idea of self-sufficiency (post); Jan Gehl’s ideas of walkability (post); or other ideas from the readings.
  • Research 22@ / Barcelona problems: 1- 3 recent articles as quotations or informational statistics (El Periodico, El Pais, other) (FYI, City of Barcelona is Ajuntament de Barcelona; Catalan Government is Generalitat).
  • UO Case Studies (optional), relevant with operations, workflow diagram, their purpose and plugins (citation as one image) Ex. Intergenerational Interaction PP 2014 or others from Barcelona Urban Design Program.
  • Comparative Statistics: Infographics to set a quantitative baseline big picture to small picture indicators to follow

BACKGROUND: Quantitative and Qualitative Baseline (statistics and info-graphics)

  • Qualitative media: picture (zoomed in) of your urban design characteristics (criteria)
  • Abstract scientific data: measurement of basic relationships, statistics related to measure quality (ex. 6:1 water to urban farming recommendation). Abstract and Baseline models.
  • Policy Context: Catalan/Barcelona/ 22@ 10/10/10, BCNecologia_Presentacio Superilles,  Patrimonio (Generalitat/Ajuntament) vs comparative city such as Portland, Madrid, EU. Can you find relevant law or ordinances in Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain or the EU?
  • Timeline: Identify time relevance in periods (daily, weekly, seasonally, annually, multi-year) Corner Collage / Minard
  • GH Plugins: What GH plugins would be helpful (show their icon)?
  • Sensors (on-site): What sensors might be helpful?
  • Real-time Data (off-site): What databases exist?

DATA VISUALIZATION (Assignment 04A Mapping):

  • List of initial urban qualities (2 from 108 pt mapping exercise plus 2-4 more )
  • Data collection in GH OSM CSV Tools. What are other possible qualities/indicators and respective data collection methods and sensors?
  • Initial unit diagrams at the small-scale of conditions.



Wednesday, 15h00  Prepare for Mapping

I will build a Google Doc on the Google Drive. You should make a copy of it with your name in the title. We will go fast!  You should test the process before the walk. Consider one phenomena but not two. Create a “data dictionary” to describe each rating:

  • Rating (1-5)
  • Number (#)
  • Typology (convert type to #, ex. 1. Locust Tree)
  • Yes/No (1,2)

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