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    Tokyo Smart City Studio at Nihonbashi – Spring 2023
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2023-05) Beattie, Aaron ; Brock, Cooper ; Farooq, Umar ; Khorashahi, Yasamin ; Mase, Heather ; Zhao, Yuxiang ; Xie, Yan (Lucy) ; Rawlins, Miles ; Sivakumar, Siddharth ; Aceto, Steven ; Knight-Scott, Ethan ; Dean, Emily ; Yan, Peirui ; Chen, Yining (Annie) ; Shetty, Jayita ; Lin, Yizhou ; Yang, Perry Pei-Ju ; Lejeune, Dillon
    The Tokyo Smart City Studio explores a method of data-driven urban design, and how digital urban technologies enable architects and planners to comprehend cities, urban spaces and architecture from data visualization, mapping, modeling, performance evaluation to architecture and urban form making. The project aims to design a smart urban district that is carbon neutral, climate resilient and post-covid-19 conscious.
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    Tokyo Smart City Studio at Nihonbashi – Spring 2022
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2022-05) Yang, Perry Pei-Ju ; Arsam, Muhammad ; Buchanan, Regan ; Chen, Lu ; Conschafter, Stephen ; Clowse, Maddy ; Foxley, Sebastian ; Franco-Pinilla, Rossana ; Garcia, Mirna ; Nicolson, Maggie ; Manitius, Natalie ; Snedaker, Tasha ; Wineski, Olivia
    The studio's mission is to enhance the Nihonbashi neighborhood through carbon neutrality, climate resiliency, and post-Covid-19 consciousness. The studio focused on: 1. Celebrating the progress and history of the neighborhood 2. Engaging stakeholders across social, cultural, and geographic distances 3. Ensuring that future development supports climate resiliency and livable- and people-focused communities 4. Adding open spaces that support synergy between blue and green systems 5. Designing streetscapes and transit that makes movement enjoyable and accessible 6. Helping the neighborhood become more resilient to shocks such as Covid-19 or natural disasters 7. Anticipating trends and needs of population changes with land use 8. Harnessing smart technologies to enhance quality of life and economic opportunity, as well as our designs and processes 9. Catalyzing Tokyo's pursuit of carbon neutrality by using Nihonbashi as an example
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    Tokyo Smart City Design at Shinagawa
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020-05) Barnum, Christopher L. ; Bolden, Willie M. ; Colburn, Ryan L. ; O-charoen, Natcha ; Pedrick, David J. ; Starbuck, Zachary W. ; Zhen, Shuhui ; Baldwin, Ashley S. ; Bernard, Violet F. ; Blumenthal, Danielle L. ; Dhurkunde, Akhilesh V. ; Doyle, George P. ; Dunham, Andrew ; Kokitkar, Bhaswini B. ; Kroi, Eleni ; Peng, Cynthia ; Sisson, Danielle M. ; Slep, Hannah L. ; Wang, Jun ; Watson, Alexandra D. ; Zahin, Sanjana ; Yang, Perry Pei-Ju
    The Tokyo smart city project is an international collaboration from 2016 to 2020 between the Eco Urban Lab of School of City and Regional Planning and School of Architecture at Georgia Tech, Global Carbon Project (GCP), the National Institute for Environmental Studies of Japan, and the Department of Urban Engineering of the University of Tokyo. Tokyo provides a living urban laboratory for designing complex urban settings, agglomerations of physical, cultural and technological systems. The Tokyo Smart City Studio in Spring 2020 investigates Shinagawa and its surroundings at the Tokyo Bay waterfront area in the context of new maglev high speed rail station area development, one of the biggest urban development projects in the City of Tokyo of the next decade. The operation of the new high-speed maglev rail station from 2030 will make Shinagawa a 70-70 new gateway, 70 minutes from Tokyo to Osaka for a region with 70 million population. The new infrastructure will compress the concept of space and time, and will change the inter-cities relation. Its future city vision will have profound impact to the urban forms, functions and experiences of the city. The project aims to develop a test bed of urban systems design to demonstrate how a smart community is designed, evaluated, and implemented in Japan by incorporating governmental agencies, stakeholders and communities, with focuses on urban design and modeling, urban analytics of big data, Internet of Things (IoT), smart mobility and eco urban performance evaluation.
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    International Urban Design Studio 2019, Kyojima
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2019-05) Yang, Perry Pei-Ju ; Campbell, Warren ; Carpenter, Sophia ; Chen, Helen ; Everhart, Justina ; Gibbs, Taylor ; Karam, Christopher ; Leising, Robert ; McCoy, Trevor ; Raytchev, Luben ; Saha, Nirvik ; Sit, Elizabeth
    The 2019 Tokyo Smart City studio is a semester-long project housed within the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) Eco Urban Lab. In collaboration with the Global Carbon Project (GCP), the National Institute for Environmental Studies of Japan (NIES), the Department of Urban Engineering of the University of Tokyo, and the University of Tsukuba, students built upon the work of the 2018 studio to address critical issues facing Kyojima. An assessment of existing conditions was conducted prior to the field visit. Figures and statistics were generated using data acquired from the NIES Core Team and other various online resources. The area of interest was divided into segments based on the appropriate scale. The Spring Tokyo workshop was a collaborative effort among the Georgia Tech team and its sponsors.
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    Linking MPBN and system of system thinking: To improve outcomes in urban environments using Chinese worker villages as a test case
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-04-30) Tobey, Michael Boynton
    Urban environments are composed of a multitude of systems that actively engage with each other to maintain, grow, and define the physical forms of the city. These individual aspects can be divided up into a series of system trees that form distinct entities, but together they corm a complete matrix of systems that influence and affect the urban context. These systems fall under two significant categorizations of flows either those mostly affecting the physical world and those that are more confined to the virtual or non-physical world. Often the boundary between these two systems, or elements within them, are not neatly contained to themselves as they intermingle and create uncertain and stochastic edgeless systems. This paper is to focus on the coupling of the Material – Product – Building – Neighborhood system, and the system-of-systems thinking for logistical systems for a single material pathway.
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    International Urban Design Studio 2018, Kyojima-Sumida District, Tokyo
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2018-04) Ali, Abaan ; Binder, Robert ; Chen, Boruo ; Coulter, Ghazaleh ; Davis, Tate ; Dyess, Chelsea ; Garcia Baez, Ricardo ; Horadam, Nathaniel ; Kim, Rebekah ; Kimura-Thollander, Phillippe ; Lancaster, Zachary ; Marinelli, Abigail ; McKay, Alyssa ; Sepkowitz, Isabel ; Starbuck, Zachary ; Steidl, Paul ; Tanglao, Jed Mick ; Van Dyke, Rebecca ; Waldon, James ; Walls, Daniel ; Wu, Yanlin ; Yang, Perry Pei-Ju
    The Tokyo Smart City Studio is a practical capstone project housed within the Eco Urban Lab at Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning and School of Architecture. Throughout the four-month semester, students collaborate on innovative urban design solutions for some of Tokyo’s most important problems. In conjunction with the Global Carbon Project (GCP), the National Institute for Environmental Studies of Japan, the Department of Urban Engineering of the University of Tokyo, and the University of Tsukuba, Georgia Tech Students tackled issues ranging from energy consumption and disaster preparedness to heat stress and a vulnerable elderly population. The group completed five comprehensive reviews, a week-long site visit to Tokyo, multiple workshopping sessions, an Architecture Exposition, and two final reports. The focus area of this year’s studio was Kyojima, a one-half kilometer neighborhood in Sumida-Ku. In the late 19th century, this neighborhood was characterized by paddy fields, marshes, and a few small factories. It’s known for its traditional Japanese crafts, tight alleyways, and wooden tenement housing. The area is dense and in need of revitalization. Kirakira Street, the neighborhood’s once bustling shopping destination, is in substantial economic decline. This document is a detailed report of all student proposals aimed at assisting community members and other Kyojima stakeholders with technological, design, and policy solutions.
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    2017 Urban Design Studio (Urawa Misono)
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-05) Binder, Robert ; Garnett, Dontrey ; Yang, Wenhui ; Zeng, Tianran ; French, Emma ; Moreno, Marcela ; Ray, Ellen ; Veriah, Revathi Roopini ; Brasgalla, Karina ; Koo, Bonwoo ; Lancaster, Zachary ; Pang, Gabriel Jian ; Yang, Perry Pei-Ju
    Urawa Misono is a sub-center of Saitama City, the most populous city in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. While Saitama City boasts a population of 1.26 million, Urawa Misono has remained largely rural. Only 45 minutes from Tokyo by rail, it is the final stop on the Saitama Rapid Railway Line. Every two weeks, thousands of soccer fans swarm the station and walk or drive to the Saitama Stadium, constructed in 2002 to host the FIFA World Cup. Saitama Stadium is an important site for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, prompting local and regional officials to consider how they will accommodate the massive influx of event spectators and maximize the impact of this influx for broader development goals. Even without the Olympics, Urawa Misono’s current population is projected to triple in size to over 32,000 by 2030. The challenge of planning in an international context was further compounded by the “smart city” directive. The term “smart city” has become common parlance in urban planning in recent years. While there is no universally agreed upon definition, descriptions of smart cities typically refer to integrated and inter-operable networks of digital infrastructure and information and communication technologies (ICT) that collect and share data and improve the quality of urban life (Allwinkle and Cruickshank 2011; Batty et al. 2012). However, unlike related concepts such as the digital city, the intelligent city and the ubiquitous city, the smart city is not limited to the diffusion of ICT, but also commonly includes people (Albino, Beradi, and Dangelico 2015). Due to the scope and complexity of the project, the Studio came up with the three guiding objectives outlined below through an internal charrette process: Sustainability, Adaptability, and Equity.
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    International Urban Design Studio 2017, Urawa-Misono District, Tokyo
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2017-04) Aragon, Abigail ; Binder, Robert ; Brasgalla, Karina ; French, Emma ; Garnett, Dontrey ; Hicks, Zachary ; Koo, Bonwoo ; Lancaster, Zachary ; Moreno, Marcela ; Pang, Gabriel Jian ; Ray, Ellen ; Rencurrell, Sean ; Samartzis, Patricia ; Steidl, Paul ; Veriah, Revathi Roopini ; Yang, Wenhui ; Zeng, Tianran ; Yang, Perry Pei-Ju
    In the face of critical concerns about climate change and explosive urban population growth, cities worldwide are beginning to explore how “Smart City” approaches can address these challenges. The 2017 Urban Design Studio explores how the design, planning, and management of cities can create a resilient urban fabric, flexible enough to accommodate ongoing growth and capable of absorbing inevitable future environmental shocks. The Studio investigates one of 2020 Summer Olympic Game sites, Urawa Misono, a satellite town of Tokyo’s metropolitan region, as a pilot for this approach. Working with partners at the University of Tokyo, the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) and the Global Carbon Project (GCP) we explore the role of smart city technologies, ecological performance modeling, and third-party sustainability certifications in designing an alternative future for Urawa Misono. Our resulting proposal is an ecologically responsive, disaster-resilient and human-sensing urban environment. A highly interdisciplinary effort, this studio was led by Dr. Perry Yang (Georgia Institute of Technology), Dr. Yoshiki Yamagata (Global Carbon Project and National Institute for Environmental Studies), and Dr. Akito Murayama (University of Tokyo). Studio participants include Georgia Tech graduate students from architecture, city planning, policy, industrial design and interactive computing.
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    InternaUonal Urban Design Studio 2016: Shanghai – Disney
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016) Yang, Perry Pei-Ju ; Qian, Steven ; Dutt, Florina ; Hooper, Corin ; Mitchell, Kim ; Price, Shelley ; Tobey, Michael ; Woodworth, Erik ; Wu, Yihan ; Yanten, Angelica ; Qiu, Calvin ; Echeverri, Juliana ; Koon, John ; Ackerman, Hannah ; Dartnell, Camilla ; Ginn, Olivia ; Gwinn, Elizabeth ; Heidel, Taryn ; Soo, Yong Cheng
    The Georgia Tech studio team, consists of urban planning, architecture, and environmental engineering students. The team is assisting the Shen-D Corporation with the creation of evaluative tools and guidelines for integratively designing a near net zero energy community just south of the forthcoming Disneyland theme park in Shanghai, China.
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    Eco-city 2.0: Chongming International Studio 2015
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015) Yang, Perry Pei-Ju ; Yi, Wang ; Chi, Cheryl ; Xin, Wang
    The International Joint Urban Design Studio 2015 focuses on the design of urban metabolism, a sustainable future urban system utilizing Shanghai’s Chongming Island as a demonstration test bed. This report summarizes the co-design methodology, research findings, and design propositions from the three studio teams with a focus on how ecology and high performance energy systems determine the design and development model for the sustainable future of Chongming Island. Perry Yang, Wang Yi, Cheryl Chi, and Wang Xin were the co-organizers of the Chongming International Studio 2015. Other participants and authors of this studio: Richard Dagenhart, Huang Linling, Steven Quan, Kevin Hsu, Harry den Hartog, Leo Pang, Cary Bearn, Guillermo Bustos, Jennifer Grimes, Robby Guthart, Dan Kim, Kevin Lanza, Hoang Luu, Maria Moersen , Ranjani Prabhakar, Stephanie Smith, Gloria Woods, Peng Zhikai, Li Lisha, Wang Yaxi, Liu Hong, Liang Xihang, Hu Di, Mo Tangyun, Wang Bingxin, Wu Renjie, Duan Zhengli, Lou Feng, Deng Junwen, Fan Meiyan, Tracy Zhang , Melania Croce, Jelisaweta Maksakowa, Nikhaphon Mackhaphonh, An Ruo, Shen Kaili, Yu Mengqi, Girolomini MaWa, Alessia BagaW, De Filippis Claudio, Alice Salomoni, Federico Tarolli, MaWa Girolomini, Babayev Bauyrzhan, Stefania Bianco, Zhou Junjie, Gao Bin, Yang Yaqi, Miao Yanjia, Wang Wenhan, Li Qinyi, Zhang Fangxiong, Tian Yu, Chen Ding, Yu Shasha, Pang Da, Da Jiawei, Xia Houxue, Yu Yanan, Li Ruixi, Lin Jing, Li Lianlian, Liu Chenlu, Tang Xiuyue, Xu Jinying, Guo Yiting