What does PLACE LOGIC do?

PLACE LOGIC illustrates two measures of urban layouts, which can each be used to analyse different aspects of the function of places at a variety of scales, ranging from an individual building or space to an entire region. The two measures are Street Activity and Place Connectivity which are demonstrated in colour coded maps.

When considered together, these maps give insights into complementary aspects of an urban structure.

Measure 1: Street Activity

Street Activity

Active routes are routes through which most people are likely to pass:

  • PLACE LOGIC maps indicate how much activity is likely to take place on each route in a chosen area
  • Grades are measured from more active routes (red) to less active routes (blue)
  • Areas can be measured at a variety of scales, from a region to a neighbourhood

Examples of applications:

  • Urban space and public realm design
  • Street hierarchies and landscaping
  • Route planning
  • Traffic and transport planning
  • Commercial valuation
  • Crime and security

Measure 2: Place Connectivity

Place Connectivity

Well-connected intersections tend to be at the centre of places:

  • PLACE LOGIC maps indicate which part or parts of an area are better connected than others
  • Grades are measured from more connected places (red) to less connected places (blue)
  • Areas can be measured at a variety of scales, from a region to a neighbourhood

Examples of applications:

  • Land use distribution and density
  • Location of commercial centres in large developments
  • Location of civic functions and other key facilities
  • Land valuation

Mapping

Routes are graded according to their levels of connectivity and activity by means of a colour ramp. High levels are shown as red fading to low levels in blue.