Innovation Method Design with Syntactic and fuzzy logic Model to Assess Cohesion & Connection in Cities

                                                              

Innovation Method Design with Syntactic and fuzzy logic Model to Assess Cohesion & Connection in Cities

International Federation for Housing and Planning (IFHP)
Solution proposed by: 
Mona Jabbari, Rui António Rodrigues Ramos
In a Nutshell: 
social life and citizens‘rights considering anthropocentric and human scale have been put at risk in many cities. This study develops an innovative model by synthesizing the GIS software (Fuzzy logic) and the Space Syntax to simulate the urban Pedestrian Network. It makes a connection between different urban tissues while keeping a coherent structure for the city by pedestrian network
Where and When: 
This model utilized for of Porto (Portugal) & Qazvin (Iran) Cities during two years.
Challenges: 
The problems of the expansion of street network dominated by cars and decrease of social life are major causes of pedestrian network loss and the lack of urban structure cohesion for pedestrian. This relation between space and pedestrian is studied in current investigation. It is necessary to join the mobility integration and the urban planning for improving the life in the cities.
Innovation: 
This model of pedestrian network is a very innovative endeavor to implement such a measure in Porto (Portugal) and Qazvin (Iran) Cities in Europe and Asia. The pedestrian network is an essential resource in a variety of applications, especially in pedestrian navigation services and urban planning projects. On the other hand, Porto (Portugal) and Qazvin (Iran) Cities have strong capacity such as elements of nature and history can plan better pedestrian network
Concept: 
This proposal is an appropriate strategy to support the aim of smart cities for pedestrian network. The take-up potential includes: change of life style, pedestrians' engagement and empowerment with urban space; optimization of strategy plan as pedestrian network; consistent data and performance measurements
Description: 
This study provides a thorough model for smart pedestrian network under a PhD program at University of Minho as well as a study level investigation under a partial collaboration with CITIVAS. Therefore, this study would be able to provide useful insights into the anatomy of the pedestrian network method practitioners a road map. This knowledge includes two stages: detecting optimum framework and designing pedestrian network. Actually, pedestrian network design is the evaluation study with the combination of several criteria such as Pedestrian Activity, Urban Form, Infrastructure and Environment. In the add or combine step, the system uses different weight, taking into account the variations during data acquisition. Because every place has special character and function. A specific decision can be determined by these weights assignment of criteria and sub criteria to make the authentication decisions by the questionnaire. Different weights are assigned to each factor to represent their relative importance and calculate fuzzy logic method in GIS. The model is designed optimum pedestrian network using multi-criteria in cities. The validation measure through the connectivity street in the public space network for two structures (Porto (Portugal) and Qazvin (Iran) Cities). It means that it could predict optimum pedestrian network in urban space by two software GIS and Space Syntax
Impacts: 
These services are helping people to manage their use of transport more effectively, and contributing towards better modal integration. This section explores in more detail what each of these services means for citizens, investigating examples of where they have already been deployed around the world. The final outcome of this stage is a plan for the smart pedestrian network which is ready for confirmation and implementation by the city management authority