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dc.contributor.authorDove, K.
dc.contributor.authorPopov, Nikolay
dc.description.abstractParametric design has been widely used by architects. However within landscape architecture and urban design its use has been very limited (Steino, 2012). This paper reports on initial findings of on-going research that aims at investigating the applicability of parametric design concepts when evaluating growth scenarios in small coastal settlements within New Zealand. The objective of this research project is twofold. Firstly, it identifies issues associated with urban growth, alongside current urban design approaches. Secondly, the project aims to take the parametric design discourse out of its academic context and test its applicability on a real site that is under pressure from growth. This is explored by developing parametric urban design systems that operate at different scales. The case study site is Pataua North, Whangārei Heads. This site has an expected growth demand of 5000 people (Liang, A. 2010). The developed parametric urban design system models the interconnections between greenspace, street layout and lot sizes. The advantages and shortcomings of parametric models when compared with canonical top-down urban design approaches are explored through this research. Evaluation criteria for privileging models outputs are also reviewed. The research recommends a range of possible improvements to models and speculates on the future of parametric urban design.en_NZ
dc.publisherInternational Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA )en_NZ
dc.subjectPataua Northen_NZ
dc.subjectWhangārei Headsen_NZ
dc.subjecturban designen_NZ
dc.subjectparametric designen_NZ
dc.titleParametric Models of Coastal Settlements' Growthen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderInternational Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA )en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120508 Urban Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationDove , K., and Popov, N. (2013). Parametric Models of Coastal Settlements' Growth. In R. Davies and D. Menzies (Eds.) Proceedings of the 50th International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress, 'Shared Wisdom in an Age of Change'(Ed.), Auckland, New Zealand, 38-43.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleProceedings of the 50th International Federation of Landscape Architects World Congress, 'Shared Wisdom in an Age of Changeen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleProceedings of the 50th IFLA [International Federation of Landscape Architects] World Congress, Sky City Convention Centre, , 10th-12th April 2013en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgInternational Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA )en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaLandscape Architecture

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