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Farewell, sixth sense: Analytics, science provide urban planners with more than intuition

Description:
A Chicago based exploration of designing cities with the future in mind. Specifically looking at a brownfield site on the south side of Chicago and modeling its potential growth and impact on water, food, energy, as well as the environment.

Related Topics:
2. Physical processes on Earth are the result of energy flow through the Earth system.
3. Biological processes depend on energy flow through the Earth system.
5. Energy decisions are influenced by economic, political, environmental, and social factors.
6. The amount of energy used by human society depends on many factors.
7. The quality of life of individuals and societies is affected by energy choices.
4. Various sources of energy are used to power human activities.

Associated Grade Levels:
9-1011-12Public

Related Sub-Topics

2.7 The effects of changes in Earth’s energy system are often not immediately apparent.

3.6 Humans are part of Earth’s ecosystems and influence energy flow through these systems.

4.1 Humans transfer and transform energy from the environment into forms useful for human endeavors

4.4 Humans transport energy from place to place.

5.1 Decisions concerning the use of energy resources are made at many levels.

5.3 Energy decisions can be made using a systems-based approach.

5.4 Energy decisions are influenced by economic factors.

5.5 Energy decisions are influenced by political factors.

5.6 Energy decisions are influenced by environmental factors.

5.7 Energy decisions are influenced by social factors.

6.3 Human demand for energy is increasing.

6.4 Earth has limited energy resources.

6.5 Social and technological innovation affects the amount of energy used by human society.

7.6 Some populations are more vulnerable to impacts of energy choices than others.