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Exhibition FCLG Conference 2023

Exhibition FCLG Conference 2023

The exhibition held during Future Cities Laboratory Global Conference October 2023 hosted at ETH Zürich showcases the results of the ongoing research activities. Bringing together science, design, engineering and governance, FCL Global actively promotes the development of more sustainable, resilient and inclusive cities, setting the stage for a more liveable urban future.
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Articles, updates and posts from Future Cities Laboratory Global and its various projects and modules

A new paper led by Prof Dr Prateek Bansal on discrete choice experiments with eye-tracking

A newly published paper by Prof Dr Prateek Bansal on discrete choice experiments with eye-tracking: how far we have come and ways forward, is available in the Journal of Choice Modelling.

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 29 minutes ago)

A new paper led by Prof Dr Prateek Bansal on discrete choice experiments with eye-tracking

Read more Published 28. February 2024

BIO's Exhibition table

BIO's Exhibition table

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 27 minutes ago)

FCL Global Conference 2023 Exhibition

Exhibition content of Dense and Green Cities displayed as an interactive table exhibit in ETH Zurich.

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 43 minutes ago)

Agropolitan Territories: Conference 2023

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 44 minutes ago)

The USS R&D Congress Science of Cities Symposium 2023

The document is a brief report on the event summarising the event details, attendees and content of the different sessions.

Read more Published 28. February 2024

Research Overture

The EFF module will have the research overture on March 8th.

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 48 minutes ago)

Architectural Cognition in Practice - FCLG Conference 2023

The exhibition held during Future Cities Laboratory Global Conference October 2023 hosted at ETH Zürich showcases the results of the ongoing research activities. You can find our exhibit here.

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 49 minutes ago)

Circular Future Cities: Conference 2023

Contents of the CFC exhibition table presented at the FCL Global Conference in 2023.

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 49 minutes ago)

Future Cities Conference - EPP Table Exhibition

The exhibition held during Future Cities Laboratory Global Conference October 2023 hosted at ETH Zürich showcases the results of the ongoing research activities. Bringing together science, design, engineering and governance, FCL Global actively promotes the development of more sustainable, resilient and inclusive cities, setting the stage for a more liveable urban future.

Read more Published 16. February 2024 (Updated 1 week ago)

Future cities, future ideas – A summary of the FCL Global Conference 2023

Missed the conference? Access resources and recordings of keynote speakers and their insights in this summary.

Read more Published 31. December 2023

Future cities, future ideas – A summary of the FCL Global Conference 2023

Vertical Cities: Emergent movement and use patterns in dense vertically integrated urban spaces

This FCL Global-led paper uses Kampung Admiralty as a case study to explore the user-space interactions in complex and vertically integrated urban built environments, for effective future planning and design.

Read more Published 11. August 2023

Vertical Cities: Emergent movement and use patterns in dense vertically integrated urban spaces

Network science-based analysis of urban green spaces in Singapore

Using Spatial Network Analysis, FCL Global researchers investigate the spatial configuration of urban green spaces on pedestrian movement at one-north Park and Jurong Lakeside Garden.

Read more Published 01. August 2023

Network science-based analysis of urban green spaces in Singapore

Not just a walk in the park

Anjanaa Devi Srikanth of FCL Global uses Spatial Network Analysis and empirical pedestrian movement datasets to study pedestrian movement patterns in one-north Park in Singapore.

Read more Published 08. May 2023

Not just a walk in the park

Software developed at Future Cities Laboratory Global as part of our scientific work and its results

BOMBYX

BOMBYX

Bombyx is a design-integrated tool aimed at facilitating real-time Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) during the early stages of building design. It is built upon the 3D software Rhinoceros and utilizes Grasshopper as a visual programming language. Bombyx allows users to select different materials and building systems and make modifications to the building's geometry, with the calculated environmental impact being continuously updated in real-time. It serves as a tool for pre-BIM design, where users may not have sufficient information to create a complete Building Information Model (BIM).

The tool offers two different approaches: top-down and bottom-up. The top-down approach enables users to categorize the building based on several inputs, while the bottom-up approach allows users to construct each element of the building starting from material selection onwards.

Bombyx provides a user-friendly interface that can be easily integrated into design workflows. It is customizable to suit specific project and user preferences. Moreover, Bombyx is an open-source tool, allowing contributions from the community to further advance the field of parametric LCA in the construction sector.

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Bike To The Future

Bike To The Future

A cycling simulator in virtual reality (VR) as a new survey tool to study bicyclists' behavior, perceptions, and preferences in different environments. VR provides a better understanding of non-existent designs, which has been always a limitation of classic survey methods in transportation engineering. The proposed user-centered approach provides evidence-based design guidance which enables transport engineers and urban designers to evaluate the impact of their plans on travel behavior before the infrastructure is actually built. Furthermore, it can be used as a framework for public engagement to interact with non-specialists.

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City Energy Analyst (CEA)

City Energy Analyst (CEA)

City Energy Analyst (CEA) is an open-source software for the analysis of energy systems in cities. CEA helps you to analyse the effects of building retrofits, land-use planning, district heating and cooling and renewable energy on the future costs, emissions and energy consumption of neighbourhoods and districts. In Addition CEA helps you to find the optimal location, size and operation of energy generation and distribution technologies for a neighbourhood or a district of your choice. For the moment, CEA supports neighbourhoods and districts in Temperate (e.g., Switzerland) and Tropical climates (e.g., Singapore).

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GlobalViews

GlobalViews

A unified frontend for various tools developed at FCL-Global. Currently includes ecosystem service calculations and visualisations, aswell as a port of the "IÖ-App" for appraising the value and potential of properties and building projects.

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Hive

Hive

Hive helps to understand performative consequences of architectural design decisions on energy efficiency, comfort, cost and emissions, without needing to bother with the many technicalities and details that come with fully fledged simulation programs. The focus lies on solar and sunpath analysis, monthly energy demand assessment for cooling, heating and electricity, as well as an integrated consideration of renewable energy system technologies, particularly building integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV). The purpose of Hive is to be accessible, easily comprehensible and fast, such that it does not hinder the creative design process but rather supports it. Therefore, most of the physics core is hidden from the user (but accessible).

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IÖ App

IÖ App

The IÖ app aims foremost to provide students with a more innovative, intuitive tool than a pocket calculator, or Excel; one that suits the subjective nature of real estate potential analysis. The mobile app also seeks to better accommodate the site-​dictated nature of the architectural discipline. It would furnish students with a hands-​on tool for appraising real estate parameters in real-​world settings, visibly reinforcing for them the direct link between the built environment and its surrounding economic context.

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Natcap Tool

Natcap Tool

The NatCap Tool is an interactive, Singapore-oriented 3D platform that allows users to easily show and modify different types of raster-based landcovers and to calculate several different ecosystem services on top of those landcovers and to show those results. It also allows users to enhance the workflow with the ability to show and edit point clouds within the 3D space for more realistic visual representation and user experience.

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Singapore Views

Singapore Views

Singapore Views is an interactive visualization and presentation platform that allows researchers to commence and conduct their research projects via an interactive 3D-4D visualization. The platform supports raster and vector GEO data, legacy media (pictures, videos, texts), 3D models, scientific data and point clouds.

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ur-scape

ur-scape

ur-scape is a visual and interactive planning support tool. It integrates data at multiple scales to support efforts to make more sustainable and resilient cities and regions. It is designed for rapidly urbanising areas where data is often difficult to access and uneven in quality, and where development needs are especially urgent and challenging.

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