2017-2018 Dean’s Research Fellows: Designing and Engaging Sustainable Cities and Communities

David Fannon, Assistant Professor, Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering

Michelle Laboy, Assistant Professor, Architecture and Civil and Environmental Engineering

Casper Harteveld, Game Design, Art + Design

 

This research team is combining unique online tools and gaming platforms to increase awareness and understanding of urban resilience and sustainability. David Fannon and Michelle Laboy, in cooperation with engineering colleague Matthew Eckelman, created the Resilient Homes Online Design Aid (RHOnDA) to help homeowners and tenants gauge the sustainability and resilience of their personal dwellings. Casper Harteveld developed Study Crafter, an online platform that allows users to create scenario-based games without programming. With support from the CAMD Research Collaborative, these researchers are integrating their tools to create a series of serious games that will engage students and community members and increase awareness and understanding of urban resilience and sustainability, specifically home energy efficiency and risk of floods and sea-level rise.