Simulating and Modeling Urban Flows


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective is to strengthen the students’ ability to create functional urban design based on mobility and flows in the contemporary network city. This should be done by applying a wide field of contemporary information technologies such as interactive media, mediated surface design, mobility tracking technologies (GPS / RFID), mobile and digital networks, ICT software for urban flow simulation and design, mobile robotics and ‘intelligent’ cybernetics systems design.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about contemporary information technologies and their practical design and implementation in the network city
  • Must be able to understand the technical potentials in applying ‘intelligent’ technologies in urban design
  • Must be able to understand and reflect on the use of the newest digital simulation tools, 3D programming, GIS and CAD programs


  • Must be able to create design proposals and experiments applying new information technologies and software to mobility and flows in urban design of the network city
  • Must be able to evaluate the solutions presented in the field and assess their values seen in the light of ‘intelligent’ technologies
  • Must be able to use CAD and GIS programs to map and visualise relations between environmental, infrastructural and spatial parameters


  • Must have competencies to create design proposals and concepts for urban mobility/flow and assess their implementation effects

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to Chapter 3.



Name of examSimulating and Modeling Urban Flows
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
Without aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleUrbane flowsimuleringer og -modeller
Module codeAODUTM2K173
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design