Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
CTBUH 2012 International Research Seed Funding
Project Started: September 2012
Project Completion: December 2013(Published in CTBUH Journal)
Funding Sponsor: AECOM, via CTBUH 2012 Research Seed Funding
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kristen Day, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
The 2012 Research Seed Funding was awarded to a team from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, led by Dr. Kristen Day, Professor and Head of Department, to study the impact of tall building developments on physical activity in China. More than 50 organizations from around the world applied for the seed funding, which was sponsored by AECOM. The winner was chosen by the CTBUH’s Research Seed Funding Review Committee. The goal of the research team, which includes Dr. Mariela Alfonzo from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Dr. Zhan Guo from Wagner Graduate School of Public Service of New York University, is to provide guidance for the design of tall buildings and districts that can positively improve health in China’s rapidly growing cities.
Dr. Kristen Day accepts the 2012 Research Seed Funding check from Timothy Johnson, CTBUH and Li Hongyu, AECOM

Project Milestones
2013, December: CTBUH Journal Paper: Designing Tall Buildings to Promote Physical Activity in China
2012, September: NYU Team Wins First CTBUH Seed Funding
2012, July: Research Seed Funding Review Committee
2012, June: Research Seed Funding Submission Proposals
2012, January: Research Seed Funding Announcement

2012 Funding Sponsor

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
•    January 2012 – Initiative Formally Launched
•    May 15, 2012 – Proposal Submission Deadline
•    June 30, 2012
Winning Proposal Selected
•    September 20, 2012 – Winning proposal recognized during the 2012 Shanghai 9th World Congress Dinner

•    December 2013 – Project Completion/Publication

Contact Information
For more information or any questions, please contact: