This paper has the scope to test digital computing as a tool to explore the qualities of urban design and patterns in modern city neighborhoods. The long-term research question is to develop a comparative matrix between traditional urban design categories (urban density, road geometries, public-private space, housing typologies) and the possibility to identify new computational categories after proposing some tests on selected case studies. The tests will compare two neighborhoods Quartiere delle Vittorie (1921, 28,000 inhabitants) in Rome and Lalezar (1925, 28,000 inhabitants) in Teheran. The study will propose original digital drawings and comparative analysis on the science cases.

Anna Irene Del Monaco, Saeed Dolatkhah,
Sapienza Università di Roma