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Generating Greener Cities

  • 19 Dec 2019 - 15 Mar 2020

  • 10:00 - 22:00


Urban planning and design has to grapple with a plethora of complex issues, it is difficult to design cities holistically or to see a well-rounded view of how a decision impacts many aspects of a city.

By synthesizing diverse data inputs, performing multi-objective optimization at scale, and visualizing resulting urban master plan scenarios in real time.

Sidewalk Labs’s Generative Design tool has enormous potential for creating a holistic sustainable urban planning process. Technically, this project advances the state of the art in several key areas including:

  • Enabling dynamic interaction through tangible media and physical interfaces;
  • Visualizing complex high-dimensional decision spaces;
  • Showing externalities of a design decision in a format understandable across industries.

Practically, Generative Design promotes sustainability by making urban planning: more holistic, more performance driven, more creative.

The biennale installation will emphasize those features—dynamic interaction and real-time visualization—that allow multiple citizen stakeholders to participate in the design of their cities through legible and accessible computation.