Critical Points of Contact: Between urban networks and flows

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Abstract

In this brief article, we shall illustrate the application of the analytical and interventionist concept of ‘Critical Points of Contact’ (CPC) through a number of urban design studios. The notion of CPC has been developed over a span of the last three to four years and is reported in more detail elsewhere (Jensen & Morelli 2011). In this article, we will only discuss the conceptual and theoretical framing superficially, since our real interest is to show and discuss the concept's application value to spatial design in a number of urban design studios. The 'data' or the projects presented are seven student studios made at the 1st semester of the Urban Design Master Programme in the fall of 2009 and 2010. The CPC concept is double edged since it both provides the stepping-stone for analysis as well as scaffolding for intervention and re-design. Thereby, it fits the underlying philosophy of teaching in urban design at Aalborg University, where urban design consists of both an analytical and an interventionist field of operation. Furthermore, the content of the CPC concept links to research in mobilities, the network city, and urban design. These are among the core pillars of both the masters programme curriculum as well as the urban design group's research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMusings : An Urban Design Anthology
EditorsVictor Andrade, Smith Shelley, Ditte Bendix Lanng
Number of pages8
Place of PublicationAalborg
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publication date18 Dec 2012
Pages66-73
ISBN (Print)978-87-7112-062-2
Publication statusPublished - 18 Dec 2012

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  • Critical Point of Contact
  • Urban Design
  • Mobilities

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Jensen, O. B., Wind, S., & Lanng, D. B. (2012). Critical Points of Contact: Between urban networks and flows. In V. Andrade, S. Shelley, & D. B. Lanng (Eds.), Musings: An Urban Design Anthology (pp. 66-73). Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag.
Jensen, Ole B. ; Wind, Simon ; Lanng, Ditte Bendix. / Critical Points of Contact : Between urban networks and flows. Musings: An Urban Design Anthology. editor / Victor Andrade ; Smith Shelley ; Ditte Bendix Lanng. Aalborg : Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2012. pp. 66-73
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Musings: An Urban Design Anthology. ed. / Victor Andrade; Smith Shelley; Ditte Bendix Lanng. Aalborg : Aalborg Universitetsforlag, 2012. p. 66-73.

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