Method for synthesis: The I.D.E.A. and C.I.D. methods


  • C. A. Doxiadis





An extract from the article:

"After defining the frame which prepares the stage of synthesis we have to establish the process by which we will proceed from one stage to another in order to:

  • cover the whole area in the proper time period;
  • cover all aspects of our problem at the right time and at the right scale and details;
  • create as tightly knit a system of answers to our problems as possible.

To achieve this we have developed the Isolation of Dimensions and Elimination of Alternatives (I.D.E.A.) Method, combined with the Continuously Increasing Dimensionality (C.I.D.) Method. This method had been under development for years, but was presented for the first time in 1966 when it was implemented in the study of the Developing Urban Detroit Area (UDA)."



How to Cite

Doxiadis, C. A. (2005). Method for synthesis: The I.D.E.A. and C.I.D. methods. Ekistics and The New Habitat, 72(430-435), pp. 131–139.

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