UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE
Seminars

Yu YE

Yu YE
Date:
28-Sep-2022
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:
To be held virtually via Zoom
Title:
Computational urban design in the context of new urban science
Speaker(s):
Dr. ir. Yu YE
Associate Professor, College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University

Please note that the CUSUP Research Seminar Series (Urban Analytics and Modelling) will be held virtually via Zoom on 28 September 2022 (Wednesday), 13:00.

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*Pre-registration required, zoom link will be provided upon successful registration. [Deadline: 27 September 2022 (Tuesday) 12:00p.m. (HKT)]
Registration: https://bit.ly/3UfwMNV


Abstract
Computational urban design is an exploration on how to make the city a better place by using digital technology. With the help of new urban data and computational algorithms generated from new urban science, I am seeking to introducing new digital technology into the previously qualitative and intuition-based fields of urban design. This new research field contains three research directions, i.e., data-informed urban design, evidence-based urban design, and algorithm-driven urban design. A series of researches would be introduced in this seminar as an illustration of these three directions. By combining science, technology and design together, computational urban design would help to pushing the methodological boundaries of these traditional disciplines.


About the Speaker
Dr. ir. Yu YE is an Associate Professor from College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, where he directs the Computational Urban Design Lab (https://www.tjcud.cn/). Dr. Ye earned his MSC in TU Delft, Netherlands and Ph.D. from University of Hong Kong. After that, he had worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Future Cities Lab, ETH Zurich, Switzerland before he joined in Tongji University. Dr. Ye’s research focuses on quantitative urban morphology and computational urban design by integrating new urban science with traditional requirements. Dr. Ye have published more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field, with two best research paper awards from Urban Planning Society of China, and five research grants from National Science Foundation of China and other government agencies. As a chartered urban planner in China and Urban Designer in the Netherlands, he consults widely for industry in urban design, urban analytics and urban planning, endeavouring to apply research insights to practical decision-making.


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