Drone Futures: UAS for Landscape & Urban Design
Cities will have to change in the new Drone age as visions found in media such as Bladerunner (1982) have materialised. New lower airspace must be developed to accommodate the future world of drone technology and the whole fabric of our cities must change to accommodate this new lifestyle. The first study of its kind, ‘Drone Futures’, predicts a whole new built environment and examines how it will impact our cities in the future.
Paul Cureton is Senior Lecturer in Design at ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University, UK, and member of the Data Science Institute (DSI). His primary research interests include Future Cities, Geo-Design, GIS, UAVs, mapping, modelling and digital fabrication. His recent publications include the monographs, Strategies for Landscape Representation: Digital and Analogue Techniques (Routledge, 2016) and Drone Futures: UAS for Landscape & Urban Design (Routledge, 2020). He is co-author, with Nick Dunn, of Future Cities: A Visual Guide (Bloomsbury, 2020). Paul is also working on Digital Twin concepts through the development of Lancaster City Information Model (LCIM) with Garsdale Design, supported by ESRI, Bluesky Ltd and CyberCity 3D.
Futurism and a bit about what is going on in Leeds
This talk will be based around Futuring and how architects and designers need to equip themselves for the rapidly changing world of Design, and a little bit about what is happening in Leeds.
Nadir Kahn is currently part of the Leeds City Council Environment and Design Group. He studied at Leeds Polytechnic (pre Leeds met and Leeds Beckett) and worked in private practice for a few years, before joining Leeds City Council. He has experience in Conservation, Regeneration (worked on the regeneration of the Chapeltown Harehills area after the Chapeltown riots), Housing, Urban Design, Tall buildings, national transport infrastructure (HS2), City wide transport infrastructure (station development), expert witness on design at public enquiries, consult on all and every type of planning application that requires design input for Leeds City Council.