Articles 2012: Elementary processes on Nature SR!

Ref: Strano, E. Nicosia, V. Latora, V. Porta, S. Barthelemy, M. (2012), Elementary processes governing the evolution of road networks, Nature Scientific Report, in print online. Link to the paper on Nature SR. Nature Asia-Pacific. EurekAlert. Urbanisation is a fundamental phenomenon whose quantitative characterisation is still inadequate. We report here the empirical analysis …

GALE: UDSU awarded £1M EPSRC grant

UDSU (Prof. Sergio Porta) in partnership with University of Cambridge (PI) (Computer Lab, Dr. Cecilia Mascolo) and Queen Mary University of London (School of Mathematical Sciences – Complex Systems, Prof. Vito Latora) has been awarded almost £1M by EPSRC for a project named GALE: Global Accessibility to Local Experience. The project has …

22nd IAPS Conference in Glasgow, June 24th-29th 2012

The University of Sheffield, The University of Strathclyde and the University of West of Scotland are pleased to announce that the 22nd IAPS Conference entitled, Human Experience in the Natural and Built Environment: Implications for Research Policy and Practice, will take place at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow from the 24th …

Articles 2012: The Primal Approach reprinted in EP best works selection

Ref: Porta, S. Latora, V. Crucitti, P. (2012), The Network Analysis of Urban Streets: A Primal Approach, in Thrift, N. Barnes, T. Peck, J. (eds), “Environment and Planning”, Sage, London. *** *** Our benchmark article “The Network Analysis of Urban Streets: A Primal Approach”, originally published in Environment and Planning …

Ombretta and Sergio at Dortmund Lectures on Civic Art

Ombretta and Sergio are invited speakers at the prestigious Dortmund Lectures on Civic Art in Dortmund, DE, on Friday 9th of December 2011. Both will give a lecture entitled “Plot-Based Urbanism” among distinguished scholars such as: John Norquist, Harald Bodenschatz, Ben Bolgar, Matthew Carmona, and Michael Hebbert. All our grateful thanks to Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Sonne of …

Sergio invited speaker in Paris: Les rencontres de la Ville

Sergio has been invited to speak at the “Les rencontres de la Ville” seminar in Paris, organized by the Secrétariat Général du Comité Interministériel des Villes  on September 29th 2011 (download the Programme). His lecture, entitled “Comment penser la place des services dans le fonctionnement de l’espace urbain?” has been …

Urban Morphometrics (Working Paper)

Ref: Porta, S. Da Fontoura Costa, L. Morello, E. Viana, M., Strano, E. Venerandi, A. Romice, O. (2011), Plot-Based-Urbanism and Urban Morphometrics: Measuring the Evolution of Blocks, Street Fronts and Plots in Cities, Working Papers of the Urban Design Studies Unit at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. PDF is avaialbe here. Generative …