URB-EC: Urban Embodied Carbon

Empire State Building, New York
Project Type
April 2022

The field of Urban Embodied Carbon is underdeveloped due to data availability and assessment challenges, and little is known about how urban morphology translates into embodied carbon emissions. In this project, we aim to aggregate expertise, tools, and research methods from multiple disciplines including architecture and urbanism, computer science, and industrial engineering to develop an integrated modeling framework to quantify, assess, and predict urban embodied carbon under different scenarios of urban densification and decarbonization policies. The overarching goal is to shed light on the carbon effects of urban growth.


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