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id ecaade2007_222
authors Turkienicz, Benamy; Bellaver, Bábara; Grazziotin, Pablo
year 2007
title CityZoom
source Predicting the Future [25th eCAADe Conference Proceedings / ISBN 978-0-9541183-6-5] Frankfurt am Main (Germany) 26-29 September 2007, pp. 375-382
summary In the last twenty years, computer tools have progressively enabled the modeling of buildings and cities in lesser time and cost, along with an increase in the results quality. A city modeled according to planning regulations usually present a correlation between plots and buildings dimensions. The representation of such correlation for a large number of plots requires repetitive work, thus suggesting the use of a computational tool to perform the task. Existing CAD, GIS, and VR software can generate accurate representations of the reality, but have no capabilities to simulate the impact of alternative urban regulations for large number of plots in a short period of time. CityZoom is a Decision Support System for urban planning, with a specific built-in city model, where data is represented in an object-oriented model representing the urban structure. CityZoom not only provide CAD tools, but a shell where different performance models can operate iteratively. It can simulate given urban regulations applied to a set of urban plots, as well as address environmental comfort issues such as shadow casting between buildings. Results can be displayed as tables, graphs, and in a 3D preview of the whole city or part of it. It’s also possible to export them to commercial GIS tools, to perform different data analysis. The graphical outputs make for an easy understanding of the results by laymen, an important feature for participatory planning, while the display of the correspondent numerical data enable correlations with indicators and parameters of urban quality.
keywords CityZoom, urban planning, building simulation
series eCAADe
email pablocg@gmail.com
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100%; open Grazziotin, P. C.; Pereira, F. O. R.; Freitas, C. M. D. S. and Turkienicz, B. (2002) Find in CUMINCAD Integration of Sunlight Access Control to Building Potential Simulator , Proceedings of the Ibero-American Symposium on Computer Graphics, Guimarães, Portugal
100%; open Pereira, F. O. R.; Silva, C. A. N. and Turkienicz, B. (2000) Find in CUMINCAD A Methodology for Sunlight Urban Planning: A Computer-Based Solar and Sky Vault Obstruction Analysis , Solar Energy Journal, 70(3), pp. 217-226
100%; open Scheidegger, C. E.; Silva, B. C. and Turkienicz, B. (2002) Find in CUMINCAD Mosaic – Uma ferramenta de análise espacial para o ambiente CityZoom , Proceedings of SIC XIII, UFRGS, Porto Alegre
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