Always good to read thoughts out of Space Syntax, especially as accords with much of my own.
It would be interesting to learn if any Space Syntax type studies and thinking went into HS2 proposals.
Notes from a meeting with the Beijing Institute of Agriculture and Forestry at Space Syntax London, 18th September 2013.
The rural landscape is a place of production. So is the city: production of goods and production of ideas.
Protection of natural assets in the rural landscape. Protection of historic buildings in the city. Avoidance of pollution in both. Protection of water courses – natural and artificial in both.
Avoidance of waste in both urban and rural settings. The rural landscape as the wastebasket of the urban landscape. Tension.
Conflicts in the rural landscape between local movement (agricultural productivity) and urban-rural movement (commuting). Tension.
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