Ulysses Sengupta, Prof.

Head of the Complexity, Planning and Urbanism (CPU) Laboratory
Manchester School of Architecture, Manchester Metropolitan University
United Kingdom

Ulysses Sengupta is a reader in Architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture (MSA), a collaboration between Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and the University of Manchester (UoM). He is the founding director of the Complexity Planning and Urbanism [CPU]Lab, a research laboratory at MSA using a complexity framework to progress computational approaches in transdisciplinary urban studies. The laboratory develops new digital tools, computational thinking and urban theory. Sengupta’s research spans urban transformations, spatio-temporal dynamics, socio-technical transitions, Future Cities, Smart Cities, the Internet of Things, agile governance and cities as complex adaptive systems. Ulysses is also registered Architect in the UK.

Complexity, Planning and Urbanism [CPU] Lab is an externally funded research laboratory at the Manchester School of Architecture. It researches and develops new systems approaches and computational models to explore existing trajectories, disruptions and designed interventions within urban transformations. Methodological innovations in this emergent interdisciplinary field – combining complex systems and urban studies – is agenda-setting for sustainable future cities. The research is transdisciplinary and addresses future ICT disruptions and spatio-temporal dynamics in urban processes. It spans Future Cities, Smart Cities, the Internet of Things, agile governance and cities as complex adaptive systems.

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