Ramon Gras Alomà, Aretian co-founder and Harvard researcher, presented Aretian’s research at the Stockholm Smart City Conference and Expo 2023. Stockholm Smart City Conference and Expo takes place alongside Stockholm Tech Live, a venue showcasing the very latest in digital technology. It attracts a broad range of influential thought leaders and innovators ready to invest in the technologies and solutions that will shape tomorrow’s world. The mission of this event is to create better urban environments for citizens around the world by promoting social innovation, digitalization and sustainability. This Urbanism event helps identify opportunities for the biggest urbanism practitioners in Europe and Worldwide.
This year, Ramon Gras Alomà presented the up-and-coming Aretian City Science book titled “City Science: Performance Follows Form” which will be published by Actar and UrbanNext in the fall. This book presents an overview of City Science advances developed by the Aretian researchers at Harvard University in recent years. The research focuses on modeling cities and territories from all over the world in order to present scientific learnings and insights on urban topics (optimal density ranges, impact of urban design features on the quality of life of citizens, the ability to achieve the 15-minute city standards based on city form and space programming characteristics, etc.).
This City Science book introduces the 10 main urban design typologies (Small World City, Linear City, Radial City, Reticular City, Monumental City, Garden City, etc) and their inherent characteristics, including evidence-based comparisons of about a hundred global cities from all over the world. It develops on advanced learnings in the realms of city science, urban design, economic development, the 15-minute city, the relationship between architectural design and the knowledge economy, and urban mobility, among other topics. One of the important topics covered in this book is the fact that only 4.5% of urban areas in major global metropolises satisfy the 15-minute city standards; in order to lead positive change to improve these global urban standards some important measures would have to be taken.
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