The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis


CASA Working Paper 48


1 May 2002

Designing plans: a control based coordination model

In this paper we discuss artificial plan designing as a research field that deals with the development and use of computational models to support the generation of design descriptions in architecture and urban planning.

We discuss some crucial methodological issues and we present a model for artificial design generation based on learning control methodologies. The design problem is defined as a search for "coordinated" solutions (changes) that satisfy distributed domain requirements and views expressed by human or artificial agents. The model is simulated for a land use and layout plan design problem seen within the context of a hypothetical urban development assignment.

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Authors: Katerina Alexiou, Theodore Zamenopoulos

Publication Date: 1/5/2002

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