An Evolving Understanding of Urban EcologyPosted: June 25, 2013 Filed under: Urban Ecology | Tags: Autodesk research, building science evolution, increasing complexity, OCAD University, the city as an ecosystem, urban ecology, what can we learn from ecology Leave a comment
At the Urban Ecologies conference in Toronto on June 20 – 21, I presented with Bruce Hinds and Ian Clarke on Information and Complexity in Urban Ecology.
Sponsored by Autodesk, our research has focussed on biology and ecology as sources of inspiration for building science. As software becomes increasingly sophisticated in gathering and processing data, there is tension on how this will influence the design and management of buildings. If any information can be collected, what should be collected, and what is the purpose?
In our short review presentation we outlined our own evolution of inspiration and how we see it impacting the built environment.