Emanuele speaking at Artificial Life Conference- Odense

Emanuele will be speaking soon at the Artificial Life Conference- Odense, next 19-23 August 2010. He is presenting his latest research in collaboration with Jeff Jones and Andrew Adamatzky of the International Center for Unconventional Computing,University of the West of England, Bristol. This is the abstract: “Our research aims at studying to what …

Our ‘Emergent Neighbourhoods’ model reviewed on Planetizen

Link to article on Planetizen. Fanis Grammenos has reviewed our article on Urban Design International on the ‘Emergent Neighborhood’ model. Fanis has caught the profound potential of the model and its manifold implications for urban design culture. Fanis argues: “While absent in academia, Alexander still exerts influence in these two …

Articles 2008. The World’s Longest Mistake

Ref: Porta S, 2008, The World’s Longest Mistake: Sustainable Urban Design and the Renovation of Social Housing Estates: Also a Disciplinary Problem, Urban scrawl, 2, pp.18-21. Download the paper. ***   *** Italy is not somewhere that you associate with modernist planning. However while most Italian citizens managed to avoided …

Education 2008. Analytical tools for time-conscious urban design

Ref: Porta S. (2008), Analytical tools for time-conscious urban design, in Thwaites K, Romice O, Porta S, Greaves M, Urban Sustainability through Environmental Design, A module in the “Gateways to the Professions” Postgraduate Cross-disciplinary Online Urban Design Programme, Echelon learning Ltd, Reading UK. Download the paper. ***   *** This …