Adopting STRONG Cities (Simulation Technologies for the Realization of Next Generation Cities) concept

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Monday, 3 February 2014
Hall C3 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Neha Ganesh, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; and P. Schmid, D. Aliaga, and D. Niyogi

This study evolves from an ongoing project titled STRONG Cities (Simulation Technologies for the Realization of Next Generation Cities). The presentation will provide perspectives on " designing 3D models of cities that are resilient (and "stronger") to its surrounding environment and more livable for its inhabitants" and how should cities evolve to achieve sustainable future? What are the current vulnerabilities? What is the role of environmental and human requirements particularly from water and energy demand shaping the regions vulnerability? Building off these questions this presentation will review the framework from a smart city perspective by taking two representative cities in Midwestern US (Indianapolis) and India (Bangalore). The presentation will provide a framework to link city geometry, with regional meteorology, and the coupled feedback that can be integrated within integrated assessments. The changes in the vulnerability as a function of the energy transition from nonrenewable to renewable sources will be outlined. A need for systems approach in understanding the ensemble possibilities will be presented.