Climate Resilient Urban Nexus CHoices (CRUNCH)

CRUNCH is a multi-disciplinary project with an international consortium of project partners and cities addressing all three sectors of food, water and energy through the integrative FWE-Nexus approach. It aims to support local decision and policy makers, practitioners and civil society organizations by translating the key findings of a deep review of literature, knowledge and research evidence on the FWE-Nexus into the design of Urban Living Labs (ULL). The Miami proposal aims to create a carbon-neutral, data driven planning and scenario tool for integrated decision making using the Urban Living Lab (ULL) approach; identifying a data and mapping baseline for the city’s needs, developing the tool and framework, testing and analyzing the data-driven models using different carbon-neutral and resilient scenarios from now to 2100.

Working across scales, policy questions, and by employing urban planning and design methods, the research focuses on working with communities and municipalities across four cities to enable the conceptualization and visualization of Urban Living Lab (ULL) focused on FEW-Nexus projects. The research aims to bring together design development, implementation and assessment of ULL’s within the creation of the support tool and assessment framework.

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Disruptive AI Data-Driven, Carbon-Positive, Bio-Insipired Optimization Design Workflows

September 14th, 2020|Categories: Carbon Neutral, Energy, Water, Workflows|

eCAAD Berlin 2020 Conference presentation on "GENERATIVE AND SYNTHETIC BIOLOGICAL DESIGN IMAGINATIONS FOR THE MIAMI BAY AREA 2018-2100." PI: Prof. Thomas Spiegelhalter with contributions from Assoc. Prof. Alfredo Andia, Dr Juhasz Levente, Dr Srikanth Namuduri, Florida International University in [...]

Professor Spiegelhalter Leads Collaboration Workshop at Prestigious Keio University, Japan

May 11th, 2019|Categories: CRUNCH Miami Press|

Two EU Belmont Forum/SUGI projects shake hands at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan for a collaboration workshop to share research information and discuss progress in their respective projects. FIU’s Professor Thomas Spiegelhalter who leads the Miami CRUNCH research team [...]