The Combined Use of Environmental and Experiential Simulations to Design and Evaluate Urban Transformations

  • Barbara E. A. Piga
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


This contribution presents a research approach based on experiential and environmental simulations to assess urban design projects and city plans. I argue that the combined use of both methods, in parallel or together with other modes of investigation, can foster the design and evaluation process while reducing the risk of failure, thus supporting decision-making processes. The research outcomes presented are based on applied research carried out at the “Fausto CurtiUrban Simulation Laboratory at the Polytechnic University of Milan.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture and Urban StudiesPolytechnic University of MilanMilanItaly

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