Methods

On this page you can find an overview of different Ways to Study Urban Fabrics. It represents the expertise of the research group: theories, methods and techniques we use and suggest to study urban fabrics. Each Way to Study includes a brief description, some examples from students’ work and basic literature. The aim of this overview is to provide students with sound building blocks for their graduation-project.

This overview is a work in progress, and does not aim or claim to be complete. Of course, there are many other ways to study Urban Fabrics, which students are welcome to explore (see, for example, www.urban-knowledge.nl)
Suggestions? Please mail to Egbert Stolk (E.H.Stolk@tudelft.nl).


Exploring futures and linking research and design


Basic desk research


Interacting with others


Fieldwork

  • Observing behaviour
  • Observing physical traces
  • Mental mapping
  • Interviews

Tools

  • GIS mapping
  • Simulation models
  • Drawing & mapping

Processed analysis

  • Space-time prisms, tracking
  • Story-lines
  • Legibility analysis