URBANO: A computational tool-kit for integrated urban design incorporating active transportation, pollution, and outdoor comfort models to facilitate the design of healthy and sustainable urban habitats

Rapid urbanization and new construction estimated to be 250 times NYC by 2050, is increasing traffic congestion, pollution and related health threats. Understanding consequences of urban design choices on mobility, sustainability and health is hence a necessity and requires development of a new design toolkit that allows non-specialized urban designers to quantify performance of mobility solutions, sustainability, public health impacts, pedestrian thermal comfort and pollution exposure during the earliest stages of a design process. Embedded in a generative, performance driven design process, such a tool can significantly facilitate the design of healthy and sustainable urban habitats that promote active mobility.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $98724
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

      University Transportation Centers Program
      Department of Transportation
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Managing Organizations:


      Washington DC,   United States 
    • Project Managers:

      Kline, Robin

    • Performing Organizations:

      Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health

      Cornell University
      Ithaca, NY  United States  14853
    • Principal Investigators:

      Samaranayake, Samitha

      Dogan, Timur

    • Start Date: 20181001
    • Expected Completion Date: 20191231
    • Actual Completion Date: 0
    • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers
    • Source Data: http://ctech.cee.cornell.edu/research/project-descriptions/

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01680353
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Center for Transportation, Environment, and Community Health
    • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747119
    • Files: UTC, RiP
    • Created Date: Sep 14 2018 3:04PM