Morphological Regeneration Of The Industrial Waterfront Based On Machine Learning

Shuyi Huang School of Architecture, Tsinghua University
Hao Zheng Stuart Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

The regeneration of the industrial waterfront is a global issue, and its significance lies in transforming the waterfront brownfield into an eco-friendly, hospitable, and vibrant urban space. However, the industrial waterfront naturally has comparatively unmanageable morphological features, including linear shape, irregular waterfront boundary, and separation with urban networks. Therefore, how to subdivide the vacant land and determine the land-use type for each subdivision becomes a challenging problem. Accordingly, this study proposes an application of machine learning models. It allows the generation of morphological elements of the vacant industrial waterfront by comparing the before-and-after scenarios of successful regeneration projects. The data collected from New York City is used as a showcase of this method.

Keywords: Machine Learning, Urban Morphology, Industrial Waterfront Regeneration, Sustainable Cities, Sdg 11

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