U S P  B L O G  | ANNA AHLGREN

I D E A | DIGITAL URBAN

My main idea for the coursework is to continue thoughts from my last blog to Haaga context. It is to compare how ideas, ideologies and rules in planning turn to become ideas, ideologies and essentially specific rules. I attempt to examine the few alternatives published as “shadow” or “alternative master plans for the official Helsinki Master Plan. What are the driving rules of these plans? Can they/some of them be

C I T Y E N G I N E E X P L O R E D | DIGITAL URBAN

Introduction to Digital Urban begun with a view to the relationships of input and output in the digital planning context. Our aim seems to be to understand this connection and explore the input side a little further. Understanding computing, code and computational methods beyond the output is useful, as the input creates the setting and rules for/of the output. When rule-based planning – such as rigidly oriented zoning – and

A R T I C L E D R A F T |7|12|2018|

o o o o o o NOTE: Data visualisations are excluded here o o o o o o   URBAN PLANNING VISUALISATIONS IN HELSINKI – Visual discourses of city boulevards vision   INTRODUCTION Architectural and urban planning visualisation has gone through immense evolution in the past decades as computer aided design (CAD) has taken over. It has abundance of opportunities, but as it is continuously evolving, pitfalls of past, present

U R B A N E C O L O G Y | URBAN GIS

For this weeks Urban GIS Practical 9, I joined forces with Asta Hiippala and Babak Firoozi Fooladi to explore urban biodiversity and spatial conservation prioritization in relation to planning inside Helsinki city borders. Urban nature, as well as urban planning, is a complex set of entities, connections and networks. How to answer the difficult questions of what and where to preserve, and what/where not when planning agendas are in conflict with nature

W E B M A P S | URBAN GIS

This week we explored app-based data gathering tool EpiCollect5 for urban environment survey. Data was processed in the QGIS, visualised to create 2D/3D-webmaps and published online. I conducted Practical 8 together with Adina Renner. To see our full report, please access Moodle.   INTRODUCTION | Since the 1970s, Jan Gehl, a Danish architect and city planner, has been developing frameworks and tools that make it possible to study and measure

A S T E P F O R W A R D | STUDIO1

This weeks cover image is a picture taken by the writer from a book (stack) our professor Anssi Joutsiniemi hauled to class last Friday. The book is called 101 Things I learned in Urban Design School by Matthew Fredrick and Vikas Mehta. The image – and page of the book – states very simplistically the basis of my thesis and Haaga research: Draw badly, and often. The thought continues: It

P P G I S | URBAN GIS

SHORT INTRO  |   This week we are focusing on two different phenomena that interest researchers on multiple fields: Public Participation GIS and the NIMBY-phenomena. Our dataset focuses on windmill attitudes and opinions, but might not be the best dataset to explore actual options of where to locate wind turbines in the future as part of Helsinki renewable energy politics. However, it appears to be a rather fruitful examination when

R E S E A R C H P L A N V1 | STUDIO1

It is time to set the foundation for the next phase of our Haaga research and the publication to come. I attempt to create a preliminary research plan Volume 1, that will most surely by modified in the following weeks. So this is just a draft, and should be treated as such.   SHORT INTRO | Planning visualisation has gone through immense evolution in the past decades as computer aided design

A C C E S S I B I L I T Y | URBAN GIS

For this weeks Urban GIS and Visual Tools -course I combined forces with Adina Renner to examine accessibility in the Helsinki Capital Region by using impressive Travel Time Matrix created by Digital Geography Lab of the University of Helsinki. Our report also included technical data of the workflow and some analysis on travel time classifications commonly used, which are not present in this shorter blog post.   MAPS  |  

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