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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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The Platform Model

To facilitate interaction, collaboration, synergy, and exchange within the FCL Global ecosystem, which comprises internal members, entities, external partners, and stakeholders, we employ a platform model.

Read more Published 05. July 2024 (Updated 5 days ago)

The Platform Model

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Prof. Dr Stefanie Hellweg Receives SETAC Lifetime Achievement Award

Prof. Dr Stefanie Hellweg, Future Cities Laboratory's PI for CFC, has been awarded the SETAC Europe Award for Lifetime Achievement in Life Cycle Assessment.

Read more Published 05. July 2024

Prof. Dr Stefanie Hellweg Receives SETAC Lifetime Achievement Award

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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 at the Venice Biennal 2023

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.

Read more Published 28. May 2024

FCL Global at the Venice Biennal 2023

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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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Practitioner survey

Are you a practicing architect, policymaker, or urban planner? Take part in our 5 minute survey on how architectural cognition knowledge and tools can best be integrated into practice.

Read more Published 30. April 2024 (Updated 1 month ago)

Practitioner survey

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Our framework

Find out about the three core research pillars that encompass our framework.

Read more Published 07. March 2024 (Updated 3 months ago)

Our framework

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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)

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ZH Team Bios

Meet the team based at ETH Zürich, Switzerland.

Read more Published 05. March 2024 (Updated 3 months ago)

ZH Team Bios

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 4 months ago)

Distribution of social spatial interaction

News & Blog Posts

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 4 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 1 month ago)

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BIO's Exhibition table

BIO's Exhibition table

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 1 month 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 1 month ago)

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Agropolitan Territories: Conference 2023

Read more Published 28. February 2024 (Updated 1 month 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 4 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 month ago)

Future Cities Conference - EPP Table Exhibition

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SG Team Bios

Meet the team based at the Singapore-ETH Centre.

Read more Published 29. January 2024 (Updated 4 months ago)

SG Team Bios

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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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Semantic Urban Elements: Conference 2023

Our proposed approach is, focusing on a topical coupling towards an integration of both evidence-based design and design-based evidence principles. Similar to Design and Science, the concept of Semantic Urban Elements is a process and the outcome of that process.

Read more Published 05. December 2023 (Updated 1 month ago)

Semantic Urban Elements: Conference 2023

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Resource-Efficient Urban Intensification: Conference 2023

Clustering of urban functions can foster spatial interactions. We aim to develop a quantitative theory of urban design and study places of social gathering in Singapore and Zürich and derive the key planning and design attributes.

Read more Published 05. December 2023 (Updated 1 month ago)

Resource-Efficient Urban Intensification: Conference 2023

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Architectural Cognition in Practice: Conference 2023

Cognitive science research methods, including behavioural experiments, psychophysiological measurements, eye-tracking and agent modelling, can provide valuable insights. They can inform designers in planning urban and architectural interventions to enhance the wellbeing and comfort of urban populations.

Read more Published 04. December 2023 (Updated 1 month ago)

Architectural Cognition in Practice: Conference 2023

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Resilient Blue-Green Infrastructures: Conference 2023

Our module aims to design landscapes for resilient and sustainable cities harnessing the potential of blue-green infrastructures. We use point-cloud models for the precise documentation of critical infrastructures like the complex irrigation and drainage systems of Antananarivo.

Read more Published 04. December 2023 (Updated 1 month ago)

Resilient Blue-Green Infrastructures: Conference 2023

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New Agendas under Planetary Urbanisation: Conference 2023

Drawing from case-study regions in Asia and Europe and specific sites within the Zurich region, the project aims at better understanding processes of extended urbanisation in agricultural territories.

Read more Published 04. December 2023 (Updated 1 month ago)

New Agendas under Planetary Urbanisation: Conference 2023

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Agropolitan Territories of Monsoon Asia: Conference 2023

We are investigating the various types of AGURA that are emerging in Monsoon Asia, where they are concentrated. We consider the potential of these areas to address the overarching challenges of urbanisation and agricultural intensification. We adopt the term ‘agropolitan’ to signal the ideal mix of conditions that would serve that goal.

Read more Published 04. December 2023 (Updated 1 month ago)

Agropolitan Territories of Monsoon Asia: Conference 2023

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The Sea-City Interface: Conference 2023

The Sea-City Interface project focuses on mitigating climate impacts at the sea-city fringes in rapidly urbanising cities in tropical Asia.

Read more Published 01. December 2023 (Updated 1 month ago)

The Sea-City Interface: Conference 2023

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Comparative Ecology of Cities: Conference 2023

CEC investigates relationships between urban patterns and urban functions in the domains of biodiversity, climate & energy, hydrology, socio-economics, and public health across cities.

Read more Published 01. December 2023 (Updated 1 month ago)

Comparative Ecology of Cities: Conference 2023

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Adaptive Mobility, Infrastructure and Land Use: Conference 2023

The Adaptive Mobility, Infrastructure and Land-use module [AMIL], started in January 2023, envisions to improve infrastructure planning processes to better and faster meet the needs of stakeholders (e.g., carbon neutrality, 45-Minute City by 2050).

Read more Published 30. November 2023 (Updated 1 month ago)

Adaptive Mobility, Infrastructure and Land Use: Conference 2023

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Urban Biocycles Mycelium Digitalisation: Conference 2023

In nature, mycelium fosters organic matter decomposition and mushroom growth. In technology, it serves as an eco-friendly bio-binder for low-embodied-energy bio-composites. Its dual role as a binder and degrader in mycelium-bound composites (MBC) may enable a sustainable, resource-borrowing approach to circular construction.

Read more Published 30. November 2023 (Updated 1 month ago)

Urban Biocycles Mycelium Digitalisation: Conference 2023

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Powering the City: Conference 2023

Interdisciplinary research activities of the POW module spanning expertise from engineering to social sciences, from physics to economics, from Zurich to Singapore, for now and the future. The four major themes “Life Cycle”, “Energy Design”, “Mobility”, and “Socioeconomics” are respectively introduced on this exhibition stand.

Read more Published 30. November 2023 (Updated 1 month ago)

Powering the City: Conference 2023

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Dense and Green Cities: Conference 2023

Contemporary urban planning and design practice is increasingly exploring the development of sustainable integrated districts (SIDs) as a model for high-density high-liveability future cities. SIDs aim to fully realise the potential of urban innovations and systems solutions by deploying and integrating them at the district scale. Density and sustainability in SIDs are seen as mutually dependent and synergistic.

Read more Published 30. November 2023 (Updated 1 month ago)

Dense and Green Cities: Conference 2023

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Circular Future Cities: Conference 2023

The need for decentralized information management practices to enable a circular economy is becoming increasingly evident. Building material stock is a crucial inventory of secondary resources which contain comprehensive information for analyzing the potential of material reuse and urban harvesting.

Read more Published 30. November 2023 (Updated 1 month ago)

Circular Future Cities: Conference 2023

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Engagement Platform: Conference 2023

Future Cities Laboratory Global started in December 2020 with the unexpected challange to bring together in the middle of the COVID19 pandemic two research hubs separated by 13’000km, 13 different research modules with a variety of approaches, methods and case studies and a diverse community of researchers.

Read more Published 28. November 2023 (Updated 1 month ago)

Engagement Platform: 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

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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