The research seminar highlighted the challenges and opportunities of computer aided decision making in urban planning. The design process is automated by using metaheuristic optimization techniques in a generative design context. The genetic algorithms have been utilised by in order to position land use areas and roads in the most economic and effective manner. Technologically, multi-objective optimization is performed using NSGA-2 (non-dominated genetic algorithm) coupled with GIS tools.

The research seminar was moderated by Dessislava Petrova-Antonova, coordinator of the City Digital Twin pilot project in GATE Institute. Talks were given by Darina Manolova, architect in Sofiaplan and Stoyan Boyukliyski, junior researcher in GATE Institute.

About 25 participants attended the event and expressed their satisfaction with the amount and quality of the work that had been done. Among the participants were researchers and students from Chalmers University of Technology and University of Twente.