Urban Structuring investigates the application of generative systems to urban layout,
by exploring systems used in existing best practice and from current thinking.
The research sets out to determine which generative systems with associated rules
and constraints are appropriate for generating useful sustainable urban layout patterns.
Using physical patterns and data from other strands of the SOLUTIONS project as
both input and target outcomes, different generative systems/programs will be tested
The research also raises the question of how patterns are related to programs, in
the sense that programs are the rules by which the patterns are generated and taking
into account any emergent effects the application of a program may have.
The results of the research will then be analysed to show how they relate to different
urban/regulatory contexts and hence inform the development a set of principles for
planning and design guidance.