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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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Venice Biennale Architettura 2023

Venice Biennale Architettura 2023

20 May - 26 Nov | FCL Global presented their research at the exhibition titled `By Science. By Design. In Place. Over Time at the Biennale Architettura. As part of the exhibition titled TIME SPACE EXISTENCE, organised by the European Cultural Centre (ECC), FCL Global presented the results of its research into the sustainable future development of cities at Palazzo Mora in Venice.
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Articles, updates and posts from Future Cities Laboratory Global and its various projects and modules

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Dr Julio Paulos elected to the Swiss Young Academy

Dr Julio Paulos will serve a five-year term at the Swiss Young Academy, which gives a voice to young academics in Switzerland.  

Read more Published 05. June 2024

Dr Julio Paulos elected to the Swiss Young Academy

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FCL Global meets Dr Alfonso Vegara in Zurich

FCL Global gave Dr Alfonso Vegara a tour of the Arch-Tech lab and introduced him to programme's research activities.

Read more Published 21. May 2024

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Fewer utopias, more concrete solutions

FCL Global Executive Director Prof. Sacha Menz and the programme were featured in NZZ’s biannual special issue.  

Read more Published 03. May 2024

Fewer utopias, more concrete solutions

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We have updated our project motivation, goal and approach!

🚀 Exciting news 🚀 Our project vision just got a major upgrade! We're thrilled to announce revised motivation, goal, approach that will take us to even greater heights! Stay tuned for the journey ahead!

Read more Published 05. March 2024 (Updated 2 months ago)

News & Blog Posts

Distribution of social spatial interaction

WP1 has completed the empirical groundwork for our module by demonstrating how social spatial interaction is distributed in Singapore.

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 3 months ago)

Distribution of social spatial interaction

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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 3 months ago)

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

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Semantic Urban Elements: Conference 2023

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 2 weeks ago)

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BIO's Exhibition table

BIO's Exhibition table

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 2 weeks ago)

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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 2 weeks ago)

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Agropolitan Territories: Conference 2023

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 2 weeks ago)

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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

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Research Overture

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

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 3 months ago)

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Future Cities Lab Global Conference 2023 - Architectural Cognition in Practice Exhibit

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

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 2 weeks ago)

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Circular Future Cities: Conference 2023

Embark on a journey into the future of sustainable cities at the FCL Global Conference and Exhibition, hosted by ETH Zurich on October 12-13, 2023. Explore the exhibition content from Circular Future Cities on this page!

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 2 weeks ago)

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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 Conference - EPP Table Exhibition

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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

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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

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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

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

BOMBYX

BOMBYX

The goal of Bombyx is to allow for simplified whole building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of buildings during early design stages.

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Bike To The Future

Bike To The Future

A cycling simulator tool to understand and evaluate behavioural reactions of cyclists to street design interventions.

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City Energy Analyst (CEA)

City Energy Analyst (CEA)

City Energy Analyst 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.

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GlobalViews

GlobalViews

FCL GlobalViews is an interactive 3D model of Zurich that allows users to design urban planning scenarios by modifying the land cover.

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Hive

Hive

Hive helps to understand performative consequences of architectural design decisions on energy efficiency, comfort, cost and emissions.

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IÖ App

IÖ App

The IÖ app 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 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.

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Singapore Views

Singapore Views

Singapore Views is an interactive visualization and presentation platform in 3D-​4D

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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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