Department of the Built Environment

Design and Decision Support Systems

The Design and Decision Support Systems research program focuses on planning, development and management of cities and large-scale urban artefacts such as malls, green spaces and offices.

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Developing design and decision support solutions for architecture and urban planning challenges

As a result of processes becoming increasingly complex in recent years, integrated solutions to architectural and urban planning and design challenges, such as the development of smart cities, need to be assessed from multiple perspectives. Existing models and tools often fail to meet this requirement. The aim of the DDSS research program is to develop groundbreaking design and decision support systems that focus on particular types of design and planning problems in architecture and urban planning. The main objective of the DDSS research program is to conduct Innovative academically rigorous research, which is of practical relevance.

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Interview about Smart Cities by Physicsworld

In this video recording Bauke de Vries gives his opinion on Smart Cities research, and he explains the new Brainport Smart District project. The video is published by Physicsworld.

Meet some of our Researchers

Research meets practice: DDSS Laboratory

The Information Systems group manages an advanced computer laboratory. The ISBE Lab is located on the 9-th floor of the Vertigo building. In the lab you find high-end computer systems and various peripherals for (3D) printing, projecting, etc. A VR Powerwall is available for visualization and navigating full scale models of the built environment. Virtual servers can be set-up for running special jobs. A database is available with geo data from the Netherlands. PhD’s and Master students use these facilities for performing experiments as part of their research projects. Professional support is available to support students in their work.

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Student opportunities

Are you interested in the Bachelor’s and Master’s courses we offer? Read more about our student opportunities on our special education page:

 

 

Contact

  • Visiting address

    Vertigo
    Groene Loper 6
    Eindhoven
    Netherlands
  • Postal address

    Department of the Built Environment
    P.O. Box 513
    5600 MB Eindhoven
    Netherlands
  • Secretary

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