Urban Design and Representation

A Multidisciplinary and Multisensory Approach

  • Barbara E.A. Piga
  • Rossella Salerno

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Barbara E. A. Piga, Eugenio Morello, Rossella Salerno
    Pages 1-7
  3. Conceptual and Experiential Approaches

  4. Digital Modelling and Visibility Studies

  5. Physical Models in the Professional Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Andrea Rossetto
      Pages 103-115
    3. Alessandro Capati
      Pages 117-126
    4. Giulio Maria Podestà
      Pages 127-139
  6. Mapping and Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Valerio Signorelli
      Pages 153-164
    3. Anetta Kępczyńska-Walczak, Bartosz M. Walczak
      Pages 165-178
  7. Frontier Tools

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 217-223

About this book


This book explores how environmental urban design can benefit from established and emerging representation and simulation techniques that meet the need for a multisensory approach. Bringing together contributions by researchers and practicing professionals that approach the topics discussed from both theoretical and practical perspectives and draw on case-study applications, it addresses important themes including digital modeling, physical modeling, mapping, and simulation.

The chapters are linked by their relevance to simple but crucial questions: How can representational solutions enhance an urban design approach in which people’s well-being is considered the primary goal? How can one best represent and design the ambiance of places? What kinds of technologies and tools are available to support multisensory urban design? How can current and future environments be optimally represented and simulated, taking into account the way in which we experience places? Shedding new light on these key questions, the book offers both a reference guide for those engaged in applied research, and a toolkit for professionals and students.


Environmental Urban Design Urban Mapping Outdoor Augmented Reality Urban Ambiances Visibility Analysis Urban Simulation Digital Urban Modelling Sustainable Urban Design Urban Visualization

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara E.A. Piga
    • 1
  • Rossella Salerno
    • 2
  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Politecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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