Title

Skyburbia

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First Advisor

Diran Apelian

Date

2012

Abstract

Suburbia, though attractive, has an utter lack of sustainability. Isolation from urban areas increases cost for transportation and waste management, while single-family dwellings are inefficient in terms of energy and water consumption. The majority of these problems stem from a low population density. Our proposal is to move suburbia into the city in the form of a skyscraper. This will increase population density and make the problems of waste management and energy efficiency much easier to handle. The Skyburbia project is a sustainable step forward that captures the feel of suburbia in a high-rise residential building.

Keywords

The Grand Challenges Seminar

Language

English

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Rights

Creative Commons License
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Course

The Grand Challenges Seminar

Program

Great Problems Seminar

Format

application/pdf

Skyburbia


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