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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Participation at the Venice Biennale 2021 – Resilient Communities

June 9th, 2021|Categories: Architecture|

Every two years the architecture world takes over Italy for La Biennale Architettura (Venice Biennale), one of the most prestigious international architecture events in the world with origins dating back to the late 1800s. Thousands of architects, designers and educators flood the streets of Venice sharing their designs [...]

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 [...]