Claudiu Forgaci

Claudiu Forgaci

Assistant Professor of Urban Design and Analytics

Delft University of Technology

I am an assistant professor of urban design and analytics at TU Delft, with a keen interest in understanding how urban analytics driven by spatial-temporal (big) data can improve urban design and, conversely, how urban design can enrich data-driven decisions in the urban environment. I am passionate about asking (and sometimes answering) spatial and non-spatial questions programmatically, mostly with R and Python.

💡 I teach and conduct research at the intersections of urban design, urban resilience, and spatial data science, with an interest in the inter- and trans-disciplinary implications of those intersections.

🌱 I co-initiated Rbanism, a community of (mostly, but not exclusively) R users that aims to empower urbanism researchers, students, educators and practitioners to use open-source software and related open-science practices effectively and with confidence.

🔭 In my current work, I focus on developing open-source instruments for the design and analysis of urban riverside areas, and on various text mining applications in urbanism education and research.

  • Urban Analytics
  • Urban Design
  • Open Science
  • Urban Resilience
  • PhD in Urbanism, 2018

    Delft University of Technology

  • European post-Master in Urbanism, 2013

    Delft University of Technology, IUAV Venice

  • MSc in Architecture, 2010

    Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism