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Eco-Districts:
Using the Grid to get off the Grid

Chicago, Illinois

UrbanLab is building a metrically-based predictive calculator to give policy and decision makers the validated information they require to transform the public-way infrastructural grid from a thin grey surface into a thick three-dimensional green-blue architectural matrix. The goal of the research is to change the ways we conceptualize and construct the public-way urban grid in order to ultimately (1) reduce our reliance on non-renewable, non-local energy, (2) sustain water resources, and (3) contribute to our overall health, financial sustainability and quality of life in cities.

Phase: Ongoing