Smart City initiatives draw on data-enriched infrastructure to create better government services, civic life and communities. New data sets from sensors, smartphones, and the sharing economy are being compiled to tell us more about activities above, below and on the ground. New technologies, from autonomous vehicles to intelligent infrastructure systems, promise to increase efficiency. They also raise many questions. Of particular interest in the School of Architecture is - what is their impact on the design of the built environment and the configuration of public space? Research is helping communities rethink the design of streets, parking, and transit systems in relation to autonomous vehicles. Studies are expanding techniques from high-performance architecture into high-performance urbanism, integrating improved delivery of public services with big data mapping and parametric technologies. Researchers are collaborating with both Georgia Tech’s and the City of Atlanta’s Smart City Initiatives and with colleagues across the Georgia Tech campus working on mobility, digital civics and economic development.
Director of the MS Urban Design Degree
Professor, School of Architecture
Director, Digital Building Laboratory
Associate Professor, School of Architecture