Sprawl Repair: From Auto Scale to Human Scale
    Peter Edward Atwood

    When we start to consider our project equation in relationship to the images you have uploaded, what comes to my mind is the relationship between the ability to either walk or drive in an urban environment. I saw the circles and constraints you have placed on them as potentially either the range of a person either walking from one place to another, driving or riding in some other form of transportation. The size of the circle graphically represents potential travel distance while the connections between them could represent transfer points or other points of interest. Although it doesn’t appear that you have implemented any equation into your design what I envisioned was some calculation which by changing a value would adjust for the difference of being on foot or in a vehicle. The image here is from an article I found which talks about how we can repair our urban environments. However I think it would be really interesting to create an autoCAD model, which by adjusting the value and equation could show the difference between methods of transportation. The graphic generated could then be overlaid on various urban environments to potentially help us understand how they could be navigated. The following is an interesting quote from the articles text which I feel helps to familiarize using a computational system for communicating urban design. Yet I am still unsure how it would engage the community.


    The Sprawl Repair Module has been created as a special “plug-in” to the SmartCode to activate the technology for repair as a part of the code. The module presents a sequence of techniques for retrofitting the sprawl elements into complete communities. It operates at the scale of the region, community, street, and building.”

    External Source link http://www.di.net/articles/sprawl-repair-from-auto-scale-to-human-scale/