Using Human Motion Intensity as Input for Urban Design


This paper presents a study investigating the potential use of human motion intensities as input for parametric urban design. Through a computer vision analysis of thermal images, motion intensity maps are generated and utilized as design drivers for urban design patterns; and, through a case study of a town square, human occupancy and motion intensities are used to generate situated flow topologies presenting new adaptive methods for urban design. These methods incorporate local flow as design drivers for canopy, pavement and furniture layout. The urban design solution may be configured due to various parameters such as security, comfort, navigation, efficiency, or aesthetics.

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31479-7_20

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@inproceedings{Poulsen2011UsingHM, title={Using Human Motion Intensity as Input for Urban Design}, author={Esben Skouboe Poulsen and Hans J\orgen Andersen and Rikke Gade and Ole B. Jensen and Thomas B. Moeslund}, booktitle={AmI Workshops}, year={2011} }