Big Data in Urban Morphology

In this paper Geoff Boeing examines ways in which the Smart Cities paradigm can leverage publicly sourced datasets to enhance traditional forms of urban form analysis and visualisation to further our understanding of urban morphology. The paper outlines how a library called OSMnx can be used in a Python development environment to pull datasets from OpenStreetMap and visualise in, for example, figure-ground diagrams and rose … Continue reading Big Data in Urban Morphology

Street Sketch 2nd Feb 2019

This quick sketch, from a spot on the junction between Bernstorffsgade and Vesterbrogade, features Axel Towers and the surrounding street scene. This is a busy intersection very close to Copenhagen’s main station and Tivoli, a popular tourist attraction. In my short time at the junction the number of cars was significantly lower than the number of pedestrians, cyclists and buses. Despite very accommodating road infrastructure … Continue reading Street Sketch 2nd Feb 2019

Sunset picture of wind farm in distance with fields of crops in the foreground

The other side of sustainable energy governance

A stark reminder this week that there are two sides to the renewable energy revolution: supply and demand. Whilst we in Denmark can be proud of our record on the supply side of this equation, the recent increase in interest from big tech in locations with good renewable credentials does suggest that governments may be called upon to impose some control on the demand side … Continue reading The other side of sustainable energy governance