College of Design Research Forum: Smart Cities, Buildings, Homes, Infrastructure

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The Digital Twin: Intelligent and Responsive Environments

Smart cities, buildings, homes, and infrastructure are all emerging as critical themes for the 21st-century built environment.

These developments all have in common the integration of distributed sensors, coupled with real-time virtual simulation, and closed loop digital interventions into the built environment.

College of Design faculty are working across widely varying scales from the city to the chip to conceive of and realize the next generation of digitally mediated built environments.

This forum will present College research spanning from smart cities to smart buildings, virtual and augmented reality, and the internet of things. It will be followed by an open forum to explore opportunities for further collaboration by faculty and students in this wide area of emerging technology.

Forum panelists:

  • Subhro Guhathakurta, director of the Center for Spatial Planning Analytics and Visualization; professor, School of City and Regional Planning
  • Pardis Pishdad-Bozorgi, assistant professor, School of Building Construction
  • Jon Sanford, director of the Center for Assistive Technology and Enviromental Access (CATEA); professor School of Industrial Design
  • Dennis Shelden, director of the Digital Building Lab; associate professor, School of Architecture
  • Perry Yang, director of the Eco Urban Lab; associate professor, School of Architecture and School of City and Regional Planning

The forum will take place in the Architecture Library on the first floor of Arch West.

Coffee and cookies will be served.



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  • Created By: Malrey Head
  • Created: 11/16/2017
  • Modified By: Malrey Head
  • Modified: 12/13/2017