MIT Sustainable Design Lab
UMIverse

Christoph Reinhart

Initial UMI paper (2013) | Download UMI | MIT course web site (Spring 2017)

Welcome to UMIverse, a portal for urban-level simulation projects based on our environmental urban analysis platform called the Urban Modeling Interface (UMI). We conducted these projects either in classes on urban modeling at MIT and Harvard or as part of larger research activities with external partners worldwide.

  year Project name Authors Location Focus area Links
  2017 Boston Seaport District Nathan Brown, Mario Giampieri, Ellie Jungmin Han, NJ Namju Lee Boston efficiency, resiliency and livability Presentation, UMI file
  2017 Boston Zero Greg Hopkins; Ed Barbour; Jiamin Sun; Danya Littlefield Boston energy efficiency, walkability and affordability Presentation, UMI file
  2017 Kigali, Rwanda Andrew Brose, Daniel Garcia, Justin Lim, Daniel Marshall Kigali, Rwanda wind ventilation potential and future load preparedness Presentation
  2017 Lisbon fit Anqi Huo, Ching-Che Huang, Xiaoran Wang, Xiaoshi Wang Lisbon cardio community, natural ventilation, reducing site EUI Presentation, UMI file
  2017 Autonomous Lisbon Panagiota Gianniou, Samuel Letellier-Duchesne, Shreshth Nagpal Lisbon Seasonal thermal storage Presentation, UMI file
  2016 Boston Seaport Smartgrid Jamie Farrell; Samantha Cohen; Stephany Lin Boston load balancing across a neighborhood Context, Presentation
  2016 South Boston Waterfront Jamie Bemis; Rachel Belanger; Tianyi Chen; Alex Mercuri Boston tradeoff daylight versus energy Context, Presentation
  2016 Alfacinha Khadija Benis; Sera Tolgay; Irmak Turan Lisbon building integrated agriculture Context, Presentation
  2016 Lisbon Simone Cenci; Shreejar Tuladhar; Sara Freitas; Alpha Arsano Lisbon natural ventilation analysis Context, Presentation
  2016 Al Majaz Norhan Bayomi; Jake Sobstyl; Asresh Guttikonda Kuwait outdoor thermal comfort; links urban planning and architecture Context, Presentation
  2016 Kuwait Neighborhood Proposal Apoorv Kaushik; Bradley Tran; Holly Jacobson Kuwait energy supply analysis Context, Presentation
  2014 Revitalizing Lower Roxbury Maxime Cunin; Jeff Geisinger; Cody Rose Boston affordable housing; links urban planning and architecture Video,Presentation
  2014 Al-Qadisiya, Kuwait City: Sustainable Urban Retrofit and Design Ali Irani; Katie Gertz; Nathaniel Jones; Nelson Soares Kuwait outdoor comfort; dashboard matrix Video, Presentation
  2014 MIT Campus Aiko Nakano; Denise Rivas; Manos Saratsis; Julia Sokol Cambridge, MA campus study; planning over time Presentation
  2013 Resilient San Francisco 2080 Cressica Brazier; Fei Hong; Juney Lee; Chris Mackey; Karen Noiva San Francisco urban heat island; urban canyon study Presentation
  2013 Central Square Retrofit Apporv Goyal;Thomas Sherman; Zachary Shore;Sarabh Shrestha; Arta Yazdanseta Cambridge, MA first comprehensive dashboard Presentation
  2013 Kendallegos James Perakis; Josh Westerhold Cambridge, MA spider diagram dashboard; urban daylight study Presentation
  2013 San Francisco Alternative Zero Catherine De Wolf; John Sullivan; Mingxi Zou; Trygve Wastvedt; SunMin May Hwang San Francisco systemtic analysis towards net zero; natural ventilation with urban heat island Presentation
  2011 Revitaliziing Sevilla's Expo '92 Area Carlos Cerezo; Natalia Escobar; Ji Seok Park; Amaia Puras Seville coupled operational and embodied energy; outdoor comfort analysis Presentation
  2011 Compact Residential Development Beijing Debashree Pal; Juho Lee; Memo Cedeno; Yingying Lu Beijing walkability; human scale design Presentation
  2011 Reimagining the Boston Row House Neighborhood Masana Amamiya; Naz Beykan; Meg Howard; Larissa Oaks Boston walkability; building massing; parking Presentation
  2011 Chicago Data Centre Travis Boost; Elliot Glassman; Jean You Chicago district heating linked to an onsite data centre Presentation
  2011 Informal | Incremental Port Au Prince: Haiti Krista Palen; Dan Weissman; Eddy Mankim; Jessica Yurkofsky Haiti coupled CFD-energy analysis; incremental urban growth; adapted walkscore Presentation
  2011 Densifying Istambul Anne Schmidt; Bing Wang; Nari Yoon; Timur Dogan Istambul urban guidelines; coupled CFD/E+ simulation; massing study Presentation
  2011 The impact of urban form on energy use in Kendall Square Tarek Rakha; Corey Wowk; Travis Sheehan Cambridge building massing Presentation