Philadelphia: A City in Motion

The movie below by Sean Dooley showcases the city of Philadelphia via a series of timelapses captured over a 10 week period. It details some of the most iconic places in the city: Philadelphia: a city in motion from Sean Dooley on Vimeo. Shot with a Nikon D3 we really like the range of…

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City in the Sky: 3D Max, V-Ray, Timelapse and After Effects

‘City in the sky’ is a concept about an imaginary tranquil oasis above the mega-developed and polluted city, where one can escape from the everyday noise and stress. It was developed as part of the ‘Megatropolis’ project, which started in London with few companies and artists, invited to create their own visions…

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City 17 and the AR Drone 2

While planning out some future research in the office this morning the conversation turned to low cost drones with 720p recording. The movie below provides a glimpse of a possible future purchase – the Parrot AR Drone 2: The cityscape in the movie above, along with the context of the…

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The U-City Paradigm: Opportunities and Risks for E-Democracy in Collaborative Planning

We are pleased to announce the latest Future Internet Paper entitled The U-City Paradigm: Opportunities and Risks for E-Democracy in Collaborative Planning by Francesco Rotondo from the Department of Architecture and Town Planning, Bari Polytechnic.AbstractVolunteered Geographic Information (VGI) tools appear to enhance the possibilities offered by a collaborative approach to planning. The present paper analyzes…

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6 Fellowships £10,000 Each at The Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy (CSAP) in Leeds or the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) in London

We are pleased to announce the availability of six fellowships are available to support individuals in non-academic institutions to undertake defined research projects at the Centre for Spatial Analysis and Policy (CSAP) in Leeds or the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA) in London. The Fellowships will provide individuals with an opportunity…

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Nokia Mobile Data Challenge: City University Analysis

Aidan Slingsby is the Willis Research Fellow over at the excellent giCentre from City University. He was part of a team who  entered the Nokia Mobile Data Challenge ( The challenge centered around analysing  aspects of smartphone logs for participants, over the course of a year. They derived social network information from these and wanted…

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Processing – Building Structures with Cellular Automata

As part of the MRes of Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation in CASA, the course has been exploring various techniques relevant to urban modelling and visualisations, such as Cellular Automata  and (CA), Agents Based Modelling. These approaches can be abstract visualizations and in these terms, Flora from has been…

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City Timelapses: Finding Portland

Finding Portland was produced, shot, and edited in 51 days during March and April at the invitation of TEDx Portland, where the video was unveiled to a sell out crowd of 650 and met with a standing ovation. Filmed in Portland and the Columbia Gorge, the time-lapse piece offers a new…

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