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authors Ratti, Carlo and Richens, Paul
year 1999
title Urban Texture Analysis with Image Processing Techniques
source Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Computer Aided Architectural Design Futures [ISBN 0-7923-8536-5] Atlanta, 7-8 June 1999, pp. 49-64
summary A new paradigm for investigating the environmental consequences of urban texture is proposed. Using raster-based models and software algorithms derived from image processing, efficient methods of measuring geometric parameters and predicting radiation exchange are developed. The possibilities of generating synthetic urban textures, and integrating cellular automata, are explored. Results suggest the possibility of a raster-based urban model to inform planning and design.
keywords Urban Texture, Image Processing, Urban Environmental Analysis, Urban Morphology, Cellular Automata
series CAAD Futures
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