Brooklyn Navy Yard - Network Hierarchy

Brooklyn Navy Yard - Network Hierarchy

Thus far the paths of our generated network have no hierarchy.  They are all treated equally by the algorithm.  There is no way to distinguish between quieter residential streets and high streets for example, in order to start locating our  weekly neighbourhood farmers market and cultural programs.
On routes most likely to get large amounts of traffic, widths will be allocated to accommodate larger flows as well as convertible space for the weekly farmer's market.  These events will even generate more traffic and therefore attract more commercial activity. It is most likely that adjacent to these streets new shops will open and cultural program will develop. The addition of these functions will inform new residents to settle as close as possible and therefore densify the generated urban tissue once more.

These kinds of feedback loops will be further developed in the subsequent Part II of this research.
A first attempt was made here at an informal analysis of the network flows for the potential high streets and cultural centre of the neighbourhood.

The central north-south corridor which connects Fort Greene to the south and DUMBO to the north and west, will likely be a source of flows in and out of our site.

The midpoint of that route has quite a few paths connecting through it and one could imagine a high level of internal network traffic passing through this point therefore the cultural program, The Centre for Urban Farming, has been located here.  

Of course in the future development, this first informal analysis should be replaced with a mathematical analysis of the network using Space Syntax or a similar algorithm.