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Title: Lakeside: Merging Urban Design with Scientific Analysis

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago are developing tools that merge urban design with scientific analysis to improve the decision-making process associated with large-scale urban developments. One such tool, called LakeSim, has been prototyped with an initial focus on consumer-driven energy and transportation demand, through a partnership with the Chicago-based architectural and engineering design firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Clean Energy Trust and developer McCaffery Interests. LakeSim began with the need to answer practical questions about urban design and planning, requiring a better understanding about the long-term impact of design decisions on energy and transportation demand for a 600-acre development project on Chicago's South Side - the Chicago Lakeside Development project.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1163993
Resource Type:
Other
Research Org:
ANL (Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING URBAN DESIGN AND PLANNING; ENERGY PLANNING; DESIGN IMPACT; COMPUTATIONAL MODEL; TRANSPORTATION; CHICAGO; LARGE-SCALE DEVELOPMENT; LAKESIM; ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY