Taking forward the goals and ideas that emerged from the charrette, this week the different teams consolidated their ideas into conceptual designs and methodologies. Our goals for the project are summarized in the table below.slide1The Conceptual Design team

The CD team translated the goals from the charrette into diagrams under the categories of Allocation, Organization and Expression. These were then used to create an urban design framework. Among these, allocation of density was taken as a driver for laying out three conceptual design schemes based on three patterns.

1. The Compact City Form ā€“ Concentrating density around the station area, the design interchanges movement of people and resources to become an operation center of smart and eco infrastructure systems.

The Compact City form

2. Neighborhood Metabolism ā€“ The second proposal comprises of four distinct neighborhood clusters (one high density neighborhood around the station and the other three as agriculture communities). The boundary of a local ecosystem or neighborhood metabolism is defined within walkable distance and ranges of water, energy and material recycle loops.

Neighborhood Metabolism

3. Decentralization of Density ā€“ The smart city is organized by principles of a traditional Japanese garden (Wabi Sabi), in which the landscape defines a framework to accommodate a constellation of small-scale dispersed development with high density concentrations accommodated at the periphery.

Decentralization of Density

The Performance Modeling team

Members of the PM team continued learning new tools and methods of assessing performance. The discussion moved towards creating an Eco Urban Performance Metrics (EUPM) that derives its standards from LEED ND. Members discussed analytical processes and feedback loops.

A flow diagram of the analytical process formulated by the mobility performance team

The Smart City Computing team

The team proposed different ways by which IoTs can be incorporated into the public realm.

The distinction between a static sensor and a mobile sensor
Ways in which apps can be developed and incorporated into mobile sensors
Ways in which static sensors can be utilized to inform and enliven public spaces

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