Next-generation cities are inclusive, connected, collaborative, eco, mobile, and encourage engagement. How are Concordians reimagining and reinventing the ways in which we dwell in and develop metropolitan areas to ensure that our urban communities are empowered, resilient, flourishing and just?
Carly Ziter (Department of Biology, Rebecca Tittler (Loyola College for Diversity and Sustainability), and Emma Despland (Biology) exhibited lab materials, specimens, and fieldwork tools to show the range of hands-on processes and experiences central to their research. Their research explores conserving urban green space and biodiversity.
Created by Carmella Cucuzella (Integrated Design, Ecology And Sustainability for the Built Environment) and Mohammed Ouf (Intelligent Buildings and Cities Lab), this zone was an energy-aware, responsive, and innovative exploration of sustainable living spaces.
The Concrete Toboggan team is composed of more than 30 undergraduate students in Civil, Building, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering as well as Fine Arts. With this toboggan, Concordia’s team won Top Speed and Second-Best Performing Toboggan in the 2019 competition.
For the duration of the NextGenCities programming, 4TH SPACE presented interviews with the CERC team, research from CityStudio, and Promenades Parlante, a performance project by Dr Cynthia Hammond and Shauna Janssen, in the Mini-Cinema Zone.
The City Mule is an eco-friendly alternative for transport. It is a prototype for an electrical cargo trailer to be used by bicycles, developed under the supervision of Dr. Chunyan Lai by students in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.