Supports urban design decision-making in a "responsive environment" perspective. TownScope II combines a user-friendly graphical interface with powerful analysis tools. Thermal comfort, critical wind discomfort risk and perceptive qualities of urban open spaces can be assessed very quickly via TownScope. Additionally, the software provides an integrated multi-criteria decision module to rank various alternative proposals.
solar energy, urban design, visual reasoning
No training needed (the software ships with a users manual).
More than 20 EU laboratories.
Urban design researchers, teachers or professionals.
Data importation and exportation facilities for exchanges with commercial softwares (DXF format) ; user-friendly graphical interface for 3D information encoding and manipulation ; triangulation algorithms for ground and other irregular surfaces easy modelling ; user-defined entities to personalize the urban database structure (GIS functionalities).
Preformatted reports and visualisations (perspective & spherical projections), synthetic graphics (like stereographical projections f.i.).
Windows NT/95, Pentium 233 or greater recommended, 15MB minimum disk space, 32MB RAM minimum, 64MB recommended, SVGA resolution or greater, color palette 64K colors (16bits) minimum.
FRANZ Allegro Common Lisp (CLOS)
Preliminary urban design studies, early decision-making, geometrical analyses.
Dimensioning, optimisation or detailed simulations are not afforded by the software.
University of Liege
15, avenue des Tilleuls
+32 (4) 366 95 62
The software and its user manual is available under CD-ROM from LEMA-ULg for the price of 100 Euros which mainly covers the electronic handling and shipping costs. No additional technical support nor debugging are included within this offer.