In the spring of 2021, our semester-long studio worked on developing an integrated transit and land use plan for Ciudad del Este, Paraguay, a mid-sized city located in the triple frontier region of South America, where Paraguay meets Brazil and Argentina. The goal of this plan was to reimagine Ciudad del Este, a sprawling, car-dependent city dedicated largely to commercial tourism, as a transit metropolis – a region that integrates transit services with the urban form.
Hanna Stark (MSHP '21) shares her summer internship experience.
Ha Leem Ro (MSHP '21) shares her summer internship experience.
Julia Marchetti (MCP/MSHP '21) shares her summer internship experience.
Alli Davis (MSHP '21) shares her summer internship experience.
Jennifer Boggs (MSHP '21) shares her summer internship experience.
Spring 2021 Public Realm Studio
What is the 21st century urban third place? Typically, the third place (the place that follows home and work as a term coined by sociologist Ray Oldenburg in 1989 in his book The Great Good Place) fulfills our human needs for socialization, brings our communities together, and allows us to flourish as a society. These are spaces we choose to occupy and revisit again and again. In an urban context, third places and public realms are often interchangeable.
Miamiao Hou, Jovan Pantelic, Dorit Aviv
Dorit Aviv, Kian Wee Chen, Eric Teitelbaum, Denon Sheppard, Jovan Pantelic, Adam Rysanek, Forrest Meggers
Increased fresh air supply may double energy costs when operating a conventional HVAC system. This article proposes an alternative HVAC solution which couples novel radiant systems with natural ventilation.
We estimate this solution would address thermal comfort needs in all major climate zones. Where adopted, this solution could reduce building HVAC energy demand by 10–45%.