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Interspecies Urban Planning, Reimaging City Infrastructures with Slime Mould

Dillon, Teresa


Teresa Dillon
Professor in Design Innovation


Ballam, Elliott


The slime mould Physarum polycephalum optimises its shape in a geometrically constrained space. We explore this property in order to reconsider how we could develop more inclusive, interspecies approaches to urban planning and infrastructure. Working with slime mould we look towards developing, new and urgent forms of dynamic interspecies urban planning.

Publication Date Jul 18, 2019
Deposit Date Mar 10, 2020
Pages 171-188
Series Title Series in Biomedical Engineering
ISBN 9788770220729
Keywords Cities, Slime Mould, Physarum Polycephalum, Interspecies inclusivity, Urban Planning
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