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Urbanistica Cover 126

Authenticity, simulation and entitlement

città, city, form, densità, forma, simulazioni, density,
simulation methods, tools & information

Peter Bosselmann

For many years San Francisco has monitored the processes of transformation using simulations to inform urban design decision-making. The essay focuses on two recent building proposals, which have tested the nature of the relationship between simulation and public-policy formation. The story of these proposals underlines how important it is for simulation experts to remain neutral with regard to position and affiliation.

This article appears in issue 126 of Urbanistica (pag. 103).