Last edited 23 Oct 2020

Space syntax

Character and context, supplementary planning guidance, published by the Mayor of London in June 2014, defines space syntax as: ‘A methodology encompassing a series of theories and techniques for understanding urban spatial configurations. It was developed by Bill Hillier, Julienne Hanson and other colleagues at the Bartlett in the 1970s as a tool for architects to understand social implications of their schemes.’

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