The Use of Architectural and Geographical Knowledge in the Study of the Influence of Space on Exclusion.
(Proceedings) Proceedings of RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2006.
: London, UK.
This paper describes collaboration between an architect and a geographer in an EPSRC project. The project focused on detailed studies of poverty and migration patterns using space syntax methods (SSM), investigating Charles Booth’s maps of poverty 1889 and 1899 and associated data. SSM are commonly used for modelling and analysing urban form to quantify geometric, topological and metric properties of the street network in relation to social and economic measures. Although the main aim for the collaboration was to provide guidance on creating and managing the computer model, it was obvious from the start that technical decisions would have a profound affect on the research execution and the direction it would take. We found that we were in accord on how studies of the fine scale of the city and its patterns of use can shed light on how the physical habitat can affect life chances. However, differences emerged during the discussion on methodology, exposing the underlying approaches of each discipline, especially in preferences towards manual or automatic data processing and manipulation. The paper discusses areas of agreement and disagreement between the disciplines, with special attention to the benefits of strengthening the links between architectural and human geography research.
|Title:||The Use of Architectural and Geographical Knowledge in the Study of the Influence of Space on Exclusion|
|Event:||Proceedings of RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2006|
|Keywords:||methods, GIS, space syntax, interdisciplinary, geography|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School > Bartlett School of Architecture
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