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A 3.5-hour beginner-level introduction to the principles & methodologies used by Space Syntax in urban planning & building design practice.

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105 GBP

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Course objectives

1. Introduction to Space Syntax principles & methodologies.

2. Understanding the significance of Space Syntax as a human-focused approach to design.

3. Understanding key Space Syntax terminology.

4. Introduction to the mathematics behind the Space Syntax approach.

5. Implementation of Space Syntax principles in professional practice.

Course overview

Syntax_101 provides a general introduction to the principles and methodologies used in Space Syntax practice across different scales, from buildings to urban regions.

The training cover three main topics:

– Space Syntax principles

– the methodologies used in Space Syntax analysis

– applications of Space Syntax in professional urban planning & design practice.

3.5 hours.


Space Syntax principles
What is Space Syntax?

What is the Space Syntax theoretical framework?

Why is space important?

What are the 5 key components of spatial network analysis?

How can Space Syntax principles inform the urban planning & design process?

Space Syntax methodologies
How do people navigate space?

How is graph theory used to analyse how a space works?

What are the key Space Syntax measures used to analyse space?

What is angular choice and how is calculated?

What is integration and how is it calculated?

How can a space be analysed across different spatial scales?

Applications of Space Syntax in practice

Urban places.

Terminology defined on the course

1. Spatial network

2. Configuration

3. Topology

4. Street segment

5. Graph theory

6. Spatial Layout Attraction

7. Natural movement

8. Movement economy

9. Foreground network

10. Background network

11. Justified graph

12. Axial line

13. Integration

14. Angular choice

15. Convex space

16. Visual field

17. Angle minimisation

18. Metric distance minimisation

19. Active land use

20. To movement potential

21. Through movement potential

22. Node count

23. Total depth

24. Angular step.

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