Achilleas Psyllidis in new book Seeing the City

News - 25 November 2020 - Communication

Cities are complex and have been at the core of research across several disciplines. From urban planning and geography to econometrics and policy science. With his research into using sensor data to improve  design, IDE researcher Achilleas Psyllidis has recently contributed to the publication of Seeing the City. 

This new book, published by Amsterdam University Press, embraces a variety of perspectives and provides an essential collection of methodologies for studying the city from multiple, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary perspectives. Some researchers look at its shape, others at its people, animals, ecology, policy, infrastructures, buildings, history, art, or technical networks. Some researchers analyse processes of in- or exclusion, gentrification, or social mobility; others biological evolution, traffic flows, or spatial development. Many combine these topics or add still more topics beyond this list. 

“The complexity of the urban environment cannot be understood from a single vantage point.” Achilleas states. “The freshly published book "Seeing the City - Interdisciplinary perspectives on the study of the urban" (...) embraces this variety of perspectives and provides an essential collection of methodologies for studying the city from multiple, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary perspectives. I am honored to have contributed with a chapter on "Sensing the city through new forms of urban data".

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