Sunday, May 21, 2017

A CAUTIONARY COMMENT


All architects, planners, city officials and residents should be careful of what they propose without a consistent ability to measure and evaluate the consequences. Intuition has never been a substitute for knowledge. It has simply been a catalyst producing both success and failure. Land is an irreplaceable source of life that continues to be squandered by promiscuous experimentation and speculation. Pictures of success and failure do not convey the information needed to repeat the first and avoid the second.

Consistent shelter capacity measurement, prediction and evaluation is defined and explained in my new book, The Science of City Design. It is available in e-book and paperback from Amazon.com.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Shelter Capacity Forecast Offer


I am offering a free shelter capacity forecast model to prove that it is possible to accurately predict shelter capacity options for land before a single line is drawn. These options are presented in a planning forecast panel based on the variables entered in a design specification template. The tool has been written to assist the effort to shelter growing population activity within a limited Built Domain.
If you would like to take advantage of this offer, please respond to wmhosack@gmail.com with the title, “Forecast Model Request”. A copy of the model will be attached to a brief explanation of its use and both will be sent by return mail. This is not a malicious offer. It is intended to introduce one tool in a tool set that can be applied to the use of land for shelter and preservation as a source of life.

I would like to put this tool set in the cloud for common use, but will need a sponsor to achieve the goal. Please note in your reply if you have an interest in the topic.