Visualizing the City

Visualizing the City



Date and Time:

Friday, October 19, 2012, from 10:00 – 12:30


Five researchers from the Future Cities Lab


Value Lab Asia, on level 6, at the Future Cities Lab, CREATE Building, University Town, NUS.

Directions here.

Beautiful photos of Value Lab Asia are here.

About the Talks

Researchers from the FCL will present their work on Visualizing the City. Presentations will last approximately 20 minutes, with ten minutes for Q and A.

Schedule of Talks: (poster version here)

9:30 — 10:00 — Registration

10:00 — 10:30 — Ting Chen, ‘Urban Self-revaluation: An Alternative Way of Urban Transformation on the Lands of Former State-Owned Enterprises, in Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, China’

10:30 — 11:00 — Edda Ostertag, ‘Rochor+: mapping inherent qualities’

11:00 — 11:30 — Senthil Gurusamy, ‘Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and the Topographies of Jakarta

11:30 — 12:00 — Alex Erath, ‘Agent-Based modelling, urban mobility and transportation systems’

12:00 — 12:30 — Stefan Muller-Arisona, ‘City Engine: Dynamic city modelling’

 12:30 — 1:30 — Light Lunch for Presenters and Attendees


About the Speakers

Poster Version (click to enlarge & right click to save)

Text-only version

1. Ting Chen is a PhD candidate at FCL. She studied architecture at Tsinghua University from 2003 to 2009, taking part in several projects including historic research, architectural design, urban design and research. Subsequently she went to ETH Zurich to work as a researcher in the Chair of History of Urban Planning.

2. Edda Ostertag, a senior researcher, will discuss the intersection of spatial and social relationships between inhabitants and businesses in the diverse community of Rochor in Singapore. Historically significant as a site of precolonial urban settlements, the area remains full of hidden gems that represent Singapore’s unique multicultural diversity and coexistence of tradition and innovation.

3. Senthil Gurusamy, a post-doctoral research fellow, is studying modelling the impacts of erosion and sediment transport in Ciliwung River, Indonesia.

4. Alex Erath is Deputy Module Leader of the Future Cities Laboratory  Mobility and Transportation Planning programme.  The programme titled “Daily Flows: (M)edium & (L)ong Term”  implements and expands the large-scale, multi-agent and activity-based transport demand simulation platform MATSim for Singapore.

5. Dr. Stefan Müller Arisona is a Principal Investigator at ETH Zurich’s Future Cities Laboratory, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Computer Engineering of the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His main interests are at the intersections of science, art and technology, and his research focuses on interactive and generative design tools, on computer-assisted techniques for architectural and urban modelling and simulation, and on real-time multimedia systems.

Please RSVP to fasrda at nus dot edu dot sg, with your full name and designation. Thank you.

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