Conference proceedings

Here you find the conference proceedings in order of themes.

Frontpage with ISBN number



A tribute to Bill Hillier. Keynote
Margarita Greene, Tao Yang, Vinicius M. Netto, Ruth Controy Dalton, Sophia Psarra, Frederico de Holanda

Directions in Space Syntax. Space Syntax modelling of pedestrian flows for sustainable urban development
Gianna Stavroulaki

Architecture: Architecture spatial theory

Architecture: Space Syntax and architectural design

Exploring the social logic of preschool environments structured with Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia
Nevset Gul Canakcioglu

Spatial Culture of Traditional Syrian Courtyard Houses in Old Damascus
Mark David Major, Andra-Theodora Radu, Heba O. Tannous

Assessing school environments: A temporal, syntactical, socio-spatial approach to Basil Bernstein’s framework of classification and framing
Chrystala Psathiti, Nadia Charalambous

The Spatial Signature of the Enclosure Paradigm in Chinese Housing: Evidence from Twelve Housing Areas
Yufeng Yang, Laura Vaughan

Investigation of spatial characteristics and refugee children’s physical activity in micro-environments: three refugee accommodations examples in Berlin
Siqi Chen, Martin Knöll

Ideal apartment layouts for mass production based on expected resident satisfaction
Réka Mándoki, John Orr

Quilombo Mesquita: space of freedom
Franciney Carreira de França, Octávio Sousa

A Study of Co-Presence in a University Architectural Studio using Bluetooth Contact Tracing Technology
Emad Alyedreessy, Ruth Conroy Dalton, Leonidas Bourikas

Domestic decryption: A longitudinal configurational analysis of social hierarchy in semi-detached houses
Ethan Burley, Fani Kostourou

A Study on Mega-shelter Layout Planning Based on User Behavior
JK Lee, Hayoon Yum, Soo-hyun Park, Sohee Choi, Young-ook Kim

Power and Visual Integration: A Comparative Study On The Relationship Between The Emergence of Political Power and The Spatial Configurations of Party Headquarters’
Mina Hazal TAŞCI, Mehmet Emin Şalgamcıoğlu

Cultural impacts on traditional Chinese garden design: A configurational comparison between traditional Chinese imperial and private gardens using space syntax
Sijie Yang, Yufeng Yang

TRANSFORMATION OF PUBLIC HOUSING BY RESIDENTS: An analysis of spatial patterns and morphological genotypes in Kaduna, Northwest Nigeria
Joy Maina, Asiya Aliyu

The Effects of Spatial Connectivity on Pedestrian Movement and Space Usage in Waterfront Areas
Zeynep Ceren Durgut, Dilek Yıldız Özkan

Brazilian contemporary kitchens: core or backstage?
Edja Trigueiro, Andreia Umbelino, Fernando Morais, Silvio Filgueira

The kind building
Gabriela de Souza Tenorio

Autism and domestic space: Location choices of autistic people when in different moods
Christakis Chatzichristou, Pelagia Kavvalou

Morphological adjustments of domestic spaces: Spatial adaptations in the apartments of the lower-middle-income group in Dhaka
Dilruba Yasmin, Farida Nilufar

Housing segregation in Rio de Janeiro: a dead-end street? Analysing the impact of low-rise residential cul-de-sacs types on Rio de Janeiro’s street network through Space Syntax
Valeria Ena

Sharifah Salwa Syed Mahdzar, Abdelbaaset M A El Teira


Buildings: Complex buildings

Buildings: Cultural and educational buildings

Buildings: Shopping and retail

Cognition: Environmental and behavioural psychology

Cognition: Spatial Cognition and way finding

Young Kim, Youngchul Kim

THE EFFECT OF USING TECHNOLOGICAL TOOLS ON URBAN NAVIGATION: A mixed-methods study on wayfinding behaviour in Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Michael Wilkinson, Ayse Ozbil Torun

Interpretations on Movement and Affordances in the Built Environment
Alper Ünlü, Erincik Edgü, Mehmet Emin Salgamcioglu, Nevşet Gül Çanakçıoğlu

Comparative study of the correlation between the spatial configuration and its visual quality with the modalities of use. The case of social and collective housing districts
Messaoudi Taous, Said Mazouz, Bernard Fritsch

Unravelling the Progressive Gallery Paradox: Behaviour analysis in an art gallery typology through neuroscience and morphology
Ana Rolim, Luiz Amorim

Mauro Normando Macedo Barros Filho, Alexandre Castro, Lucas Jales

Named streets and the cognition of path units
Urs Primas, Beatrix Emo

Intelligibility, cognitive mechanisms and visualisation of public space in map navigation
Alice Vialard

Examining the Effects of Sequential Polyhedron Visibility on Wayfinding and Evacuation: An Online Experiment in Virtual Reality Environment
Uzay Topal, Alper Ünlü

The impact of spatial accessibility on mobility of wheelchair users at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sharifah Salwa Syed Mahdzar, Chu Yun Phua, Wai Lai Chan


Cognition: Virtual Reality

Design & Planning: Data-informed Design and Planning

Decision Tree-Based Prediction Model of Sitting Behavior on Public Spaces - An explorative study on three Public Parks in Berlin, Germany
Mohammad Bodrul Amin, Martin Bielik, Sven Schneider

Outcome-focussed urban planning and design, Nur-Sultan 20230 Masterplan
Ed Parham, José Luís Krug, Oscar McDonald, Sandra Wilmot

Study on Distribution Characteristics and Spatial Planning of Urban Medical Resources in the Context of Pandemic Prevention and Control——Taking Changchun City as An Example
Alan Luo, Bingxin Li

Urban fabric and social participation in community-based elderly care facilities
Xiaoming Li, Kerstin Sailer

A Classification of Streets in the Greater Cairo Region: A quantitative approach to classification and urban intervention
Eman Zied, Alice Vialard

Exploring the urban types of built density, network centrality, and functional mixture in the city of Athens. An open data approach
Yannis Paraskevopoulos, Efthimios Bakogiannis

Neighbourhood design and identification of objective built environment features supportive of children’s mental wellbeing
Ayse Ozbil Torun, Yucel Severcan, Margaret Anne Defeyter, Heval Bingol, Zelal Akin

Urban Grid and Accessibility of Proposed Metro Stations in an Organic City: Using Space Syntax as an Analytical Tool
Md Tariquzzaman, Farid Nilufar

City's Areas of Concern. Space Syntax evaluation of urban design competition entries
Justyna Olesiak

Opportunities and Challenges in Applying Light-weight National-scale Spatial Network Models
Oscar McDonald, Sandra Wilmot, Ella McCoshan, José Luís Krug, Kayvan Karimi

Exploring the levels of availability and access to open/green space and health outcomes: The case of Camden, London
Manasa Vinodkumar

The Difference in Cultivating Vitality between Heritage and New Urban Areas: the case study assisted by the multi-sourced data and machine learning
Yun Han

DRAWSCAPES: Study of the effectiveness of online diagrammatic sketching in participatory design
Eduardo Rico, Kayvan Karimi 

Sketch-a-park: Study of the usability of diagrams for participatory sketching in a configurational approach to the city
Eduardo Rico, Kayvan Karimi 

Sketching maps: Comparison between digital diagrammatic sketches of urban connectivity and actual maps of landscape fabric
Eduardo Rico, Kayvan Karimi 


Design & Planning: Generative Design and Planning

Design & Planning: Urban Strategic and Transport planning

The Impact of Street Network Structure on Carbon Emissions from Commuting: Evidence from Three Chinese Cities
Jiayue Zhang,Yufeng Yang, Xin Li

Applying space syntax to traffic volume models of micro-mobility
Hans-Heinrich Schumann, He Haitao, Asya Natapov, Mohammed Quddus

Between Space Syntax and Transportation Planning - Understanding the trade-offs between accuracy and complexity of Space Syntax and Transportation planning approaches to explain movement
Martin Bielik, Julius Uhlmann, Sven Schneider, Uwe Plank-Wiedenbeck

Yellowfield Redevelopment: Identifying latent centralities in Metro Manila’s suburban gated residential fabric as opportunities for reconfiguration and suburban retrofitting
Leandro Poco

What makes a route safer for cyclists? A study on cycling collisions in Lancaster, UK
Demet Yesiltepe, Ruth Conroy Dalton

Urban mobility planning and street classification: A space syntax application
Yoav Lerman, Yonatan Lebendiger

The role of synergy, intelligibility and permeability in structuring polycentric development in Doha
Velina Mirincheva, Deepthi John, Mark David Major

Strategies for sustainable densification along new light rail stops. Option testing with space syntax at Skjoldskiftet in Bergen, Norway
Karoline Follestad, Synne Marie Moen Lauritzen, Akkelies van Nes, Sjur Dyrkelbotn

Using space syntax to assess accessibility of multimodal urban hubs and seamless mobility within the hubs Case study Delft-Campus train station
Fatemeh Torabi, Safoora Mokhtarzadeh, Akkelies van Nes, Niels van Oort, Serge Hoogendoorn

Spatial Configuration and Allocation of Cycling Infrastructure: The Case of Natal and Campina Grande, Brazil
Alexandre Castro, Agatha Figueira, Edja Trigueiro, Mauro Barros Filho

Combining centrality and mobility towards human-oriented cities: Development of an integrated methodology for analysis, evaluation, and planning
Yannis Paraskevopoulos, Stefanos Tsigdinos, Efthymia Kourmpa, Efthimios Bakogiannis

Multilevel Multimodal Network Modelling: The Spatial Impacts of The Public Transport on Urban Systems
Po Nien Chen, Kayvan Karimi

Investigating what connectivity means to different social groups in a fast-growing city - The case of Abu Dhabi
Sepehr Zhand, Dr. Alexandra Gomes, Dr. Apostolos Kyriazis

Evaluating the state of Transit-Oriented Development in Norway - The Node-Place-Design model and Form Syntax applied in the InterCity-Triangle in the Oslo Fjord region
Sverre Myklebust, Akkelies Van Nes, Wendy Tan

Children’s route choice behaviour: comparing the actual and metrically shortest routes for active journeys to school
Nafsika Michail, Ayse Ozbil, Rosie Parnell, Kyung Wook Seo


Economy & Urban space: Informal economies

Economy & Urban space: Land use studies

Bringing an understanding of spatial configuration to the concept of agglomeration economies: the case of Greater Manchester
Francesca Froy

Functional diversity and urban form: Measuring accessible diversity of economic activities in Stockholm
Sara Sardari

Distribution Characteristics of Gaming Industry on the Macau Peninsula and Its Relation to Morphological Transformation
Michelle Xiaohong Ling, Siya Yang

Mapping active frontages: a method for linking street-level activities to their surrounding urban forms - A case study of the city of Weimar, Germany
Abdulmalik Abdulmawla, Martin Bielik, Sven Schneider, Reinhard Koenig

Main or supporting actor? The role of official urban planning in Brasília, Brazil
Marecilda S. Da Rocha, Valério Medeiros

Special Economic Zones vs. Sustainable Mobility: Measuring Movement in Special Economic Zones and Their Context
Sofia Hoch Sanabria, Ana Cristina Rodriguez Bautista, Natalia Bonilla Porras, Mariana Garcia Fajardo, Diego Alexander Baca Yarlque, Maria Gabriela Perez Gonzalez

Configuration and public life in social housing developments: Sociological Analysis of Paranoá Parque in Brasília
Matheus de Souza Oliveira, Vânia Raquel Teles Loureiro

The pursuit of urbanity in traditional town centres: The case of Fortaleza
Camila Santana, Edja Trigueiro

Analyses of Factors for Pedestrian Numbers in Downtown Nagoya Applying Space Configuration indicators
Kaneda Toshiyuki, Ota Akira, Zhang Yufan, Kobayashi Junya

Spatial reconfigurations within flood-prone areas:the case of Porto Alegre Metropolitan Region – Brazil
Cláudio Ugalde, Andrea Braga, Diego Altafini

Digital intervention in space: Does social media change the movement potential of Oxford Street?
Farbod Afshar Bakeshloo, Sam Griffiths



Economy & Urban space: Real estate studies

Future Cities: New data and Smart Cities

Future Cities: Slow traffic and online economies

The natural route choice of bicyclists in urban areasSnail-trailing bicyclists in Bergen centre
Ole Martin Bolset, Anders Kampenhøy, Wendy Tan, Akkelies van Nes 

Future Cities: Urban Sustainability

History & Urban Morphology: Archaeological studies

History & Urban Morphology: Historic centre and village conservations

Phenotypes and genotypes of traditional Norwegian wooden farms. Space Syntax analyses of Norway’s smallest settlement units
Akkelies van Nes

Tina Samie

Spanish Colonial Enclave Urbanism: Manila’s Intramuros and how exclusion and waterway connectivity created the Binondo (Manila Chinatown) Trading District
Leandro Poco

Spatio-Historical Impact of Urban Canals on the Street Configuration of Cities: Diachronic Analysis of Amsterdam and London
Merve Okkali, Laura Vaughan

Space, Time, and Natural Movement in Old Doha: The Morphological Case of Souq Waqif
Heba Tannous, Mark David Major, Farsana A. Abdulla, Haya Mohammed, Ghazal Shakerpoor, Labeeb A. Ellath

Assessment on the Collective Memory of Urban Heritage: Case of Hengshanfang in Shanghai
Yueying Chen

Tracing high street centralities through spatial-morphological continuities from the past: The case of Islington, London
Laura Vaughan, Sam Griffiths, Falli Palaiologou

Of colonization ways: Finding order and structure in Latin American cities of Potosí (Bolivia) and Ouro Preto (Brazil)
Eudes Raony, Lucy Donegan

Syntactic Analysis of Scenic Spaces: The case of Praça do Comércio in Lisbon
Pedro Afonso Fernandes, Mohammed Boubezari

Historic festival cities and the logic of their social spaces.The role of spatial networks and urban fabric on users’ experiences during events – the case of Historic Cairo, Egypt
Mariam Amer

A comparative study of configuration and morphology of Chinatowns
Ha Thai, Quentin Stevens

The transportation infrastructure and the evolution of street network in Glasgow City Centre
Pelin Ekdi, Ilgi Toprak

Study of discontinuities of the urban structure in Bucharest using the space syntax methodology
Andreea Gabriela Trif, Leontin Trif

Establishing the complexity of the historical city centre transformation with a special reference to Yaowarat
Apiradee Kasemsook, Bhumi Srisalauy, Wisarn Chupradit, Methi Laithaviwat, Thisnatcha Trivatevorakul, Rujirak Tanphalang

A configurational approach to cultural heritage attractors Diachronic space syntax analysis in the historic urban area of Rome
Sophia Arbara


History & Urban Morphology: Suburbs and new towns

Methodologies: Software development

Space Syntax with Prolog
Pedro Afonso Fernandes

What are you looking at? Technique for analysing visual connectivity between different spaces
Ugo Santana

Flow: Agent Simulation Framework with Spatial Choice for Multilevel Buildings
Åsmund Izaki, Gözde Uyar, Stephen Jones

Convexity and Imageability - Convex Maps and Urban (Space) Envelopes
Todor Stojanovski, Deborah Lefosse, Miguel Torres, Ivor Samuels, Hui Zhang, Sahba Zojaji, Christopher Peters

Designerly Way of Investigating Space Syntax Software
Pelin Dursun Çebi, Nilüfer Kozikoğlu, Tuğrul Yazar, Melike Sena Erden

SpaceChase: A Dynamic and Interactive Tool for Architectural Design Process
Tuğrul Yazar, Pelin Dursun Çebi, Nilufer Kozikoğlu, Oğulcan Üneşi, Melike Sena Erden


Methodologies: Spatial Network analysis

Tuning in: Investigating OSMnx RCL model preparation methods for Angular Segment Analysis
Lucy Donegan, Felipe Tavares

Cross Inspection: Art Space vs. Spatial Syntax. From description method to design method
Alexander Kolontay

Route Choice from Local Information: Comparing Theories of Movement and Intelligibility
Sean Hanna

Local Modularity, a measure that characterises street neighbourhood connectivity
Stephen Law, Yao Shen, Tao Yang, Kayvan Karimi, Alan Penn

Urban-regional dynamics of street network resilience: The spatial outcomes of Genoa’s and Bologna’s bridge crashes
Camilla Pezzica, Diego Altafini, Valerio Cutini

Patterning Behavior to Exploit Space: Extending Morphological Theory Through Agent-Based Simulation of Learning and Selecting Behavior in Space
Grace Oh, Sonit Bafna, Ruth Kanfer

Relationship Between Block Shape and Street Network Integration
Ermal Shpuza

The architectural topographic grain of contingent events: an exploratory ‘toponemic’ analysis of an interactive narrative
Sam Griffiths

Markov-Chain based centralities and Space Syntax’ Angular Analysis:an initial overview and application
Diego Altafini, Federico Poloni, Beatrice Meini, Dario Bini, Valerio Cutini

Configurational properties and the internal geography of local-regional urban spaces: findings of a multiscale-based analysis of the Tuscany’s road-circulation networks
Diego Altafini, Valerio Cutini

Blocked All-Pairs Shortest Paths Dijkstra for Accelerating Grid-based Spatial Analysis: Using database-driven search of precomputed grid cell blocks
Ekatarina Fuchkina, Sven Schneider, Martin Bielik

Using space syntax method to train a model for unsupervised detection of socio-economic conditions - the case of metropolitan area of Tehran
Sepehr Zhand, Dr. Kayvan Karimi

Accessibility patterns based on steps, direction changes, and angular deviation: Are they consistent?
Chen Feng, Daniel Koch, Ann Legeby

Isovists in a Grid: Benefits and Limitations
Ruth Dalton, Nick S. Dalton, Sam McElhinney, Panagiotis Mavros

Upper bound projection and restricted random isovists: a solution to the comparison of different environments analysed with visibility graphs
Nick S. Dalton, Ruth Dalton, Sam McElhinney, Panagiotis Mavros

DETECTION OF INTELLIGIBILITY LEAPS USING ISOVIST-WAVES: joining the dots to map potential ‘aha moment’ locations
Sam McElhinney, Ruth Dalton, Nick S Dalton, Panagiotis Mavros

Forecasting district-wide pedestrian volumes in multi-level networks in high-density mixed-use areas
Michael van Eggermond, Panos Mavros, Alexander Erath, Veera Helle, Pablo Acebillo, Shuchen Xu




Space & Society: Space and Crime

Space & Society: Spatial and social justice

Assessment of the user-led spatial configuration in the transitional shelters in Bantayan Island, Philippines
Robert Malayao, Helene Teufl, Ardeshir Mahdavi

The association between street layout (connectivity and integration) and social interaction in older Japanese adults: A Japan Gerontological Evaluation Study (JAGES) three-year longitudinal study
Yu-Ru Chen, Masamichi Hanazato, Chie Koga, Hiroaki Yoshida, Katsunori Kondo

Social inclusion through the urban lens: a comparative analysis of neighbourhoods of residential racial homogeneity and heterogeneity in Cape Town, South Africa
Ruth Nelson

A Study on Spatial Characteristics of Residential Location and Resident's Level of Helping Behavior
Soo Hyun Park, Young Ook Kim

Yelena McLane

Space Syntax and Disability: Can Space Syntax Predict Users with Disabilities’ Movement? A case study from Algiers’ historical city of Casbah
Chems Eddine Hacini, Bada Yassine

Spatial and social segregation in Bergen. Spatial and social analyses of the neighbourhoods Laksevåg and Sandviken
Eivind Iden Berge, Akkelies van Nes, Connie Reksten

Towards Just Cities:An architectural approach to mapping unequal living conditions
Ann Legeby, Chen Feng

Equal living environments: Universal design and (un)equal access from a syntactic perspective, Uppsala, Sweden
Daniel Koch, Ann Legeby

Social and spatial characteristics of systemic inequality in three US cities: Washington DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia
Ilgi Toprak, Fatma Pelin Ekdi

Revealing the spatial capital of everyday life of rehoused people:The case of Minha Casa Minha Vida housing programme in Natal, Brazil
Flavia Lopes, Lucas Figueiredo, Jorge Gil, Edja Trigueiro

Exploring the spatial structure of dense housing estates in a highly unequal metropolis
Margarita Greene, Cristhian Figueroa, Emilio Berríos, Rodrigo Mora

Spatial characteristics and configuration of schoolyards – where do interaction occur? An exploration study of public schoolyards in Stockholm
Mathilde Kautsky

Spatial Translation of Social Inequalities: Poverty and Inequality in a deeply-divided London Borough
Jiayi Jin



Teaching: Design studio

Teaching: Theory course


The traditional half day DepthmapX Workshop
Akkelies van Nes

Isovist_App Workshop
Sam McElhinney

SpaceChase for Grasshopper
Nilufer Kozikoglu, Tugrul Yazar, Pelin Dursun Cebi, Ogulcan Unesi, Melike Sena Erden, Ceylin Oz 

SpaceChase Game Workshop on Architectural Scenario Game in Comparison to Design Process
Nilufer Kozikoglu, Pelin Dursun Cebi, Tugrul Yazar, Emrah Kavlak, Ceylin Oz, Omer Bilge Ersoy, Melike Sena Erden

PST (Place Syntax Tool) workshop
Meta Berghauser Pont, Gianna Stavroulaki, Ann Legeby, Daniel Koch

sDNA: 3D pedestrian network mapping & accessibility and flow analyses
Alain Chiaradia, Lingzhu Zhang