Parametrics in Planning


Brian Brush, a graduate student in urban planning at Columbia University is researching the viability of parametric design tools in urban planning practice and is seeking basic feedback from design professionals. Please consider filling out this quick survey if you are interested.


2 thoughts on “Parametrics in Planning

  1. Planners tend to be a pragmatic bunch. There may well be a use for planametric software within the field of planning, but most of us would like to see some best practices on a demonstrable scale before we start conceiving of entire cities based on a theoretical “planametricism.” Some questions: How can this method help toward meeting triple-bottom line goals? Does it produce designs that non-initiated people like?

    That being said, it’s a good thing that there are a certain number of people in the avant garde willing and able to experiment with new ideas, and professionally rewarded for doing so. 9 out of 10 new -isms may fall flat, but we never know if one may eventually work. Seems like a worthwhile investment.

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