Wednesday 13th May 2020
18:00 – 20:00
Join our event to hear speakers address some of our big challenges in Urban Planning and Transport, from using computers as part of the design process in architecture to the emerging trends in planning and design and whether technology is the solution.
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John Harding – Lecturer in Architecture at University of Reading
Architecture and AI: when (not) to trust a machine
Architects have long been both fascinated with and distrustful of computers assisting in the design process. Despite the obvious benefits of automation, relinquishing control to a machine seems to run counter to the ‘master’ architect. This is in part justified; architecture as a discipline is not a problem solving exercise, but somewhere between the quantitative and qualitative, the knowable and complex. In this talk, recent examples in both evolutionary design and machine learning (both supervised and non-supervised) will be discussed that attempt to address this middle-ground. How can computing machines work with humans to embrace the complexity of architectural design without diluting it, and what parts of the design process are explainable, if any?
Scott Witchalls – Stantec
Urban Planning and Transport – What does the Future look like and When will it arrive ?
Scott will explore the relationship between urban planning and transport, and what emerging trends and recent events can teach us about how we should think about the future in terms of planning and design and whether technology is the solution
18:00 Welcome and Introductions
18:05 John Harding – Architecture and AI: when (not) to trust a machine
18:35 Scott Witchalls – Stantec – Urban Planning and Transport – What does the Future look like and When will it arrive ?
19:05 Speaker 3