Urban texture analysis with image processing techniques

C Ratti, Paul Richens

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A new paradigm for investigating the environmental consequences of urban texture is proposed. Using raster-based models and software algorithms derived from image processing, efficient methods of measuring geometric parameters and predicting radiation exchange are developed. The possibilities of generating synthetic urban textures, and integrating cellular automata, are explored. Results suggest the possibility of a raster-based urban model to inform planning and design.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers in Building: Proceedings of CAAD Futures 99
EditorsG Augenbroe, C Eastman
Place of PublicationBoston
PublisherKluwer Academic
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)0-7923-8536-5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1999
EventComputers in building: proc CAAD Futures 99. - Boston
Duration: 1 Jun 1999 → …


ConferenceComputers in building: proc CAAD Futures 99.
Period1/06/99 → …


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