UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
FACULTY OF ARCHITECTURE

Maosu Li

Maosu Li
Date:
17-Jun-2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Venue:
To be held virtually via Zoom
Title:
An urban computing approach of 3D window view assessment based on City Information Models and machine learning
Speaker(s):
Mr. Maosu Li
PhD student
Department of Urban Planning and Design,
The University of Hong Kong

Please note that the RPG Seminar Series will be held virtually via Zoom on 17 June 2021 (Thursday), 13:00 pm

Please be ready 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

Abstract

High-quality window views are appreciated for human’s physical and psychological wellbeing, aesthetic enjoyment, and property values; yet, such views cannot be accessed equally particularly in high-rise high-density cities like Hong Kong. A holistic assessment of window views, which examines the community’s equality of possessing the scenic landscape, is thus vital to sustainable urban development. This study proposes an urban computing approach, consisting of (i) a hierarchy of window view characteristics (HoWViCi), (ii) city information model (CIM)-based window view reconstruction, (iii) machine learning-based assessment, and (iv) adaptive view index service, for quantifying city-scale window views for smart city applications. The theoretical advancement in this study can bridge the gap between the spatial big data in CIM and underexploited window view assessment for GISciences and related disciplines; the findings and practical toolkits may also contribute to sustainable town planning and real estate development for urban dwellers.

Keyword: Urban computing; window view; automatic assessment; city information model; GISciences; urban planning; high-rise high-density city.

 About the Speaker

Mr. Maosu LI is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering from Southwest Jiaotong University. His research interest includes City Information Modelling, urban computing, and spatiotemporal big data retrieval. Currently, he is working on the understanding and computing of 3D window views for sustainable urban planning and real estate development in Hong Kong.

 

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