Decision Support in Urban Social-Ecological Systems

AE8 - 8th International Architecture and Environment Symposium Decision Support in Urban Social-Ecological Systems.


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On February 2 and 3, 2023, the eight edition of the AE symposium was jointly organized by the Special Interest Group “Knowledge Discovery in Architecture” at the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (CAIML) and the Department for Digital Architecture and Planning at Vienna University of Technology and the Architecture Internationalization Demonstration School at Southeast University in Nanjing, China.

The symposium addressed the challenges of urbanization for decision-making and sustainability in the built environment from a social-ecological systems perspective. 10 speakers presented their perspectives on current topic.


Here you can download the presentation slides.

From Understanding Social-Ecological Systems to Decision-Support in Urban Environments

  • 09:00 Welcome and Introduction
  • 09:20 Introductory Note, Defne Sunguroglu Hensel 
  • 09:40 Redesigning our Urban World, Frederick Steiner 
  • 10:05 Coffee Break 
  • 10:30 People, Nature and Architecture, Derek Clements Croome, slides 
  • 10:55 Understanding Biocultural Diversity in Landscapes, Tobias Plieninger
  • 11:20 Ontologies for Urban Social-Ecological Systems, Cedric Pruski, slides
  • 11:45 Urban Futures in a Changing Climate, Ahmed Mustafa 
  • 12:10 Lunch Break

Evidence-Based Decision-Making Processes in Social-Ecological Systems Research

  • 14:00 Introductory Note, Milica Vujovic 
  • 14:20 Context-Aware Ambient Cooling in Outdoor Environments, Djordje Stojanovic
  • 14:45 Internet of Ecologies, Mathilde Marengo, slides
  • 15:10 Coffee Break 
  • 15:35 Human-City Interaction, Florian Michahelles, slides
  • 15:55 SustainGraph: a Knowledge Graph-Progress Towards the SDGS, Anastasios Zafeiropoulos, slides
  • 16:15 Autographic Design and the Limits of Data-Driven Decision-Making, Dietmar Offenhuber
  • 16:35 Q&A 
  • 17:35 Final Words