Welcome to The Urban Knowledge Platform! The knowledge centre contains knowledge about methods, their related theories and the applications of these methods in cases. Each method, theory and case is described individually as a separated document. Themes The different documents are presented organized by theme. There are six different themes:

Spatial quality::

deals with context, public space, presence of green, landscape, morphology, patterns, ground plan, network, meeting places, etc.

Functions in the city::

deals with flexibility, facilities, mixed functions, recreation. etc.


deals with flows and movement through the city, accesibility, modality, public transport.

Quantitative data::

it deals with quantifiable data from among others demography, economy, social composition, environment, etc.

Real time data:

analyses from for example twitter messages, bluetooth, GPS tracking,etc.


deals with participation, interaction with the end user, involvement of the local community, ownership, co-creation. Subthemes: It is possible to create a sub-theme for a theory, method or case. The created subtheme will not be directly visible in the knowledge centre, but if we notice that several documents are related to a the list. Filters Besides being able to find the information by themes, it is possible to apply filters in order to limit the shown results. The following filters are applied:

Type of document:

Methode: we include here methods, instruments, tools, techniques, that can be used to analyse an urban area.

Theory: theories found in the platform have relation with one or more methods in the knowledge centre. Under theories there are not completed described theories, but rather description of specific parts of a theory which are used for a method.

Case study: application of one or more methods in a specific location. The cases in the platform are presented in a map in which it is possible to check if other cases at or around the same location have been carried out.


This refers to the scale(s) in which the methods are applicable, or the scale(s) in which the cases take place.

Type of work:

There is a differentiation between student and professional work. The professional work includes both work from practice and academy. Authors Documents can be created and edited by two different type of users, the original author of the method, theory, case or a reviewer.
Adding knowledge: steps to follow
  1. Register yourself (you can use your LinkedIn account);
  2. Log-in;
  3. Go to "Add/Edit content";
  4. Create a new document;
  5. Choose the type of document;
  6. Fill the form for a new document;
  7. Save and publish online (if you are not ready, it is possible to 'save' what you have filled up and continue in a future session before publishing).