Generative design for walkable cities: A case study of Sofia

D. Kumalasari*, M. N. Koeva, F. Vahdatikhaki, D. Petrova-Antonova, M. Kuffer

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Abstract

The walkable city concept is an extent to which the built environment motivates people to walk by providing comforting pedestrian ways, linking people to various amenities in a fair amount of time and effort. Currently, the implementation of walkability is limited to something "nice to know about"rather than a "must-have"criterion for sustainable planning. To address this issue, an integration between walkability and mainstream design approach, such as generative design, can be a solution. In addition, walkability in the generative design domain only considers one primary indicator: "distance to amenities". While in fact, other dimensions could represent walkability, namely the comfort dimension. In this study, we tried to combine distance to amenities and urban greeneries to represent the comfort dimension. Since walkability is highly personal, we also incorporated the human perspective. Furthermore, develop a workflow to integrate walkability and parametric modelling based on comfort dimensions to create walkability-optimal-urban-plans.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Subtitle of host publication7th International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities
EditorsC.C. Wang, S. Shirowzhan
PublisherCopernicus
Pages75-82
Number of pages8
Volume48
Edition4/W5-2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 14 Oct 2022
Event7th International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities, SDSC 2022 - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 19 Oct 202221 Oct 2022
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameInternational Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences - ISPRS Archives
PublisherCopernicus
ISSN (Print)1682-1750

Conference

Conference7th International Conference on Smart Data and Smart Cities, SDSC 2022
Abbreviated titleSDSC 2022
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CitySydney
Period19/10/2221/10/22

Keywords

  • Comfort Dimension
  • Generative Design
  • Parametric Modelling
  • Urban Planning
  • Walkability

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