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Making the ‘Clean Energy City’ in China
Professor Christopher Zegras

Undertaken with support from the China Sustainable Energy Program, The Energy Foundation—Beijing Office, this project aims to create tools and models for urban designers and developers to use in creating more energy efficient urban development projects. The purpose is to inform both regional-scale and site-scale development, through a combination of urban design studios, regional forecasting, site-assessment tools, and household energy use surveys. The project builds from the 25-year urban design studio collaboration between MIT and Tsinghua University.