AI and the City


Traditionally one city is planned and designed by static master planning regulation. Paradigm established from last century (even updated every 5-10 years) becomes increasingly harder to propose dynamic strategy and evaluation in this rapid urban development. To provide efficient and direct reference of a well-planned city for a new site becomes the issue that needs to be answered. Therefore, an intelligent urban design system is urgently needed in city optimization.


This course, That was part of Digital FUTURES Shanghai Summer Workshop, designs a set of Al urban design system for one existing city/imagined site, focuses on building participants’ basic skill in artificial intelligence model, and the application of urban spatial data. we explored how to utilize the existing data type, learn to extract feature and annotations of targeted city, set these parameters in provided machine learning and deep learning model, thereby run the model and obtain experimental results. These results will be graded by a prior evaluation system.