New Publication: In Search of an Intelligent Methodology for Designing Sustainable Cities

November 26, 2013

Illustration of the interactive and immersive visualization platform utilizing virtual environments for understanding dispersion characteristics in cities.Notes: Particles are colored according to their instantaneous direction of motion. For example, blue particles are moving upstream toward the buildings (indicating recirculation zones), while yellow particles are moving downstream in the direction of the main flow above the buildings. Green and red particles are moving outward from the centerline of the domain-green particles are moving to the right in the top left panel, while red particles are moving to the left.
A close look at the GEnUSiS (Green Environmental Urban Simulations for Sustainability) project, which aims to empower urban planner, decision-makers, and other stakeholders with the necessary state-of-the-art tools to implement science-based sustainability solutions to achieve better urban designs.

Authors: Bhagirath Addepalli, Eric R. Pardyjak, P. Willemsen, S.A. Halverson, D.E. Johnson, and R. Stoll. Published in the November 2013 edition of em -The Magazine for Environmental Managers.  Addepalli, Pardyjak and Stoll are with the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah; Willemsen and Halverson are both with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Minnesota-Duluth; and Johnson is with the Department of Computer Science at the University of Utah.

Acknowledgment: This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1134580 and 1133590.