Spatial street network and urban traces around the Modernist boulevard in Bucharest

Bostenaru Dan, M., Dill, A., 2014, Spatial street network and urban traces around the Modernist boulevard in Bucharest, in: Crăciun, C., Bostenaru Dan, M. (ed.), ‘Planning and Designing Sustainable and Resilient Landscapes’, Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht

  • Author : Bostenaru Dan, M., Dill, A.
  • Year : 2014
  • English Title : Spatial street network and urban traces around the Modernist boulevard in Bucharest
  • Published in Book : Planning and Designing Sustainable and Resilient Landscapes
  • Abstract in English : In January/February 2013 in frame of a short term visit funded by NeDiMAH at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology we returned to an older research on the Magheru boulevard in Bucharest, shaped during the interwar time (1930s) with Modernist buildings. The main outcome of our research concerned the digital representation of urban cultural traces. For this purpose we designed some such traces for a number of architects, but also for the green spaces. The information about the architects will flow into an online encyclopedia, and be thus part of a semantic network. The buildings themselves can be detailed in the plan, or in the 3D model. In the meantime, the pedestrian trace itself can be connected to the street network. We also analysed the street network as a graph, for two purposes. One is the optimisation of the accessibility through Space Syntax for performing the trace. Such results can be used for creating similar traces of pre1755earthqu ake Lisbon in another project of us of similar identification of highlights in frame of a 3D city model. Another one is the optimisation of intervention in case of post-earthquake intervention (evacuation, employment of search and rescue teams) since these Modernist buildings are most vulnerable to earthquakes. For the later we reviewed literature on the topic including agent based modeling and street network modeling in GIS. Urban intervention in case of earthquakes can be of interest also for semantic networks, since an ontology of it can be developed.
  • Outline in English : 12.1 Introduction 12.2 Typological classification of the studied type 12.2.1 The reinforced concrete skeleton structure in Europe 12.2.2 Related typologies in Europe Building typology: Romania Building typology: Italy Building typology: Greece Building typology: Slovenia Building typology: Portugal 12.3 Development of a concept for digitally representing urban traces 12.4 Further development possibilities. A discussion. 12.5 Conclusions and future work Acknowledgements References