Urban Densification

How can we design streetscapes on a human scale in high-density environments to promote human well-being?

 

Roos Aldershoff Fotografie

Neuroarchitecture

How can the emerging field of biometric technology deliver evidence-based design solutions?

Artificial Intelligence

How can we apply AI algorithms to trace high-density reference locations across the western world?

Research through Design

In high-density environments, what are the commonly applied design principles and how do they contribute to a human scale at street level?

Welcome to Sensing Streetscapes

Sensing Streetscapes investigates how to design streets in extremely dense environments while maintaining a human scale at eye level. The project applies novel approaches from the fields of neuroarchitecture and artificial intelligence as well as co-research methods to find practice-proven, evidence-based design solutions and develop cutting-edge tools for spatial design practice. Sensing Streetscapes is a two-year research project conducted by the Chair of Spatial Urban Transformation at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. It brings together co-researchers from Dutch spatial design firms with expertise in urban design, architecture, and landscape architecture and their clients (municipalities, housing corporations and urban developers). The project is supported by an advisory board of leading international institutions and global pioneers in the field of neuroarchitecture. It is co-funded by the Taskforce for Applied Research SIA.

News & Events

Sensing Streetscapes: Perspectives on Densification 

 

Sensing Streetscapes: Perspectives on Densification (Perspectieven op verdichting in Dutch) is a collection of interviews with representatives from ten spatial design firms, three senior Dutch urban designers, a former government advisor on spatial planning and design, and international pioneering academics in the new field of neuroarchitecture. The concept version of the booklet was presented at the Sensing Streetscapes symposium-excursion on Friday, 28 May 2021. Now, the definitive version is published here, on our website.

Research lines

Neuroarchitecture

How can the emerging field of biometric technology deliver evidence-based design solutions?

Research through Design

In high-density environments, what are the commonly applied design principles and how do they contribute to a human scale at street level?

Artificial Intelligence

How can we apply AI algorithms to trace high-density reference locations across the western world?

Consortium