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City information modeling (CIM) and urbanism: Blocks, connections, territories, people and situations
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Transport Science, Traffic and Logistics.
2013 (English)In: SimAUD '13 Proceedings of the Symposium on Simulation for Architecture & Urban Design, Society for Computer Simulation International , 2013, no 8, 86-93 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The urban theory is voluminous body of knowledge. There is a kaleidoscope of urban definitions and standpoints, but there are no tools that capture the variegated viewpoints and representations in urbanism. In this article I look at different urban theories, discourses and representations in architecture, sociology, geography, economy, transportation, computer science in order to conceptualize city information modeling (CIM). CIM is conceived and discussed as a system of blocks with dynamic relations or connections that define and redefine territories. The urban life today is a sequence of temporally inhabited and interconnected spaces, movable or fixed. The connections between spaces inspire or inhibit contacts and interactions between people. They bend times and continuously shape and reshape spaces, sociabilities and situations. In architecture there was an evolution from computer-aided design (CAD) to building information modeling (BIM), but in urbanism, where the geographic information systems (GIS) dominate, there is no such analogy.

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Society for Computer Simulation International , 2013. no 8, 86-93 p.
, Simulation Series, ISSN 0735-9276 ; 45
Keyword [en]
Blocks, City, Information modeling, Territories, Urbanism, GIS, Geographic Information Systems
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Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-125971ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84876864918ISBN: 978-162748035-2OAI: diva2:641418
4th Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design, SimAUD 2013, Part of the 2013 Spring Simulation Multiconference, SpringSim 2013, 7 April 2013 through 10 April 2013, San Diego, CA

QC 20160419

Available from: 2013-08-16 Created: 2013-08-16 Last updated: 2016-04-19Bibliographically approved

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