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UDSS11 'hot tips and tricks' session, day 2

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  • 1. Urban structure, scale and grain
    Joe Holyoak

2. The urban fabric, composed of
1. infrastructure, 2. plots and 3. building types
3. Urban grain composed of street blocks of different size and configuration
4. The 1859 Barcelona expansion (the Ensanche), composed of 120m square blocks
5. Barcelona; a view in the Ensanche
6. The old city of Barcelona; organic mediaeval growth produces fine-grained irregular blocks
7. Barcelona; a view in the old city
8. Brindleyplace, Birmingham; a permeable loose grid of small blocks, which are mostlyeach composed of one building
9. The analytical technique of tissue transfer; Brindleyplace as a piece of Amsterdam
10. The analytical technique of tissue transfer; Brindleyplace as a piece of Venice
11. Legible structure; a canal spine (Jordaan, Amsterdam)
12. Legible structure; a grid of streets (the Colmore Estate, Birmingham, 1778)
13. Legible structure; the neighbourhood square (Placa del Sol, Gracia, Barcelona)

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