Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 CTBUH 2018 International Research Seed Funding

Scheduled Project Started Date: October 2018 
Anticipated Project Completion: 
October 2019
Funding Sponsor: 
Sun Hung Kai Properties., via CTBUH 2018 Research Seed Funding
Principal Investigator: Dr. Ye Yu, Tongji University

The 2018 Research Seed Funding, sponsored by Sun Hung Kai Properties was awarded tDr. Ye Yu, an Assistant Professor at Tongji University. The objective of the research is to measure the behavioral and health impacts of various patterns of public space around tall buildings, including the ground plane, podium, and the ways in which the building interfaces with the city, with a focus on identifying health-oriented design strategies.

2018 Funding Sponsor

The research project will begin within two months of the award being given and will be completed within a maximum of nine months, at which point a report will be delivered to CTBUH for publication and dissemination. The winning proposal was chosen by the CTBUH’s Expert Peer Review Committee out of 35 total submissions.

Project Milestones
2018, AugustTongji University Wins Research Seed Funding
2018, June: Research Seed Funding Draws Diverse Proposals
2018, March: Research Seed Funding Announcement

Sam Lai, Project Director and General Manager, Sun Hung Kai Properties, presents the 2018 Research Seed Funding Award to CTBUH China Office Associate Director of Academic Affairs Zhendong Wang, Associate Professor, Doctoral Supervisor of Architecture.

Amount: US$20,000, payable in two equal installments – US$10,000 at initiation and US$10,000 at project completion/delivery of final report. 

Key Dates
•    March 22, 2018: Announcement formally launched
•    May 31, 2018 (12:00 pm Chicago Time): Submission deadline
•    August 28, 2018: Decision communicated to winning team 
•    October 21-22, 2018: Winning proposal recognized at the CTBUH 2018 Conference
•    November 2018 to April 2019 (approx.) – Research project undertaken

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