20.523 Advanced Topics in Performative Design: Urban Sustainability

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This seminar course teaches methods for the design and analysis of sustainable urban neighbourhoods and cities.subtopics within this field that students will learn about include: walkability, outdoor thermal comfort, urban daylight potenital, neighbourhood and building energy utilization, embodied energy, photovoltaic energy potential, and cogeneration systems. Large teams of 5-6 students will work in a role mimicking that of designers and consultants where they must work together to bring their own specialised interests together in the design of a sustainable neighbourhood. The course will be evaluated based upon 5 combined laboratory and homework exercises, a case-study analysis, and the completion of a final design project.

Pre-Requisite: 20.203 Architectural Energy Systems

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