reference: M Arch thesis proposal
This research thesis attempts to use computer technology in urban studies to understand how
culture and society are embedded specific relational patterns that constitute the architecture of urban space. A successful urban space is used space, and most urban space use is movement. Therefore, the main purpose of the thesis is to propose a computational method that is used to study pedestrian movement in small urban spaces, in order to provoke a sense of people-place awareness for architects and urban designers during the designing. The understanding of pedestrian and environment relationships will lead the designers to create a better urban place where social life --contacting between people-- can be stimulated. The thesis, then, presents a sample experimentation of how this proposed method can be implemented.