The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's International Research Seed Funding initiative was created to assist researchers in developing projects and ideas to a level to secure more significant, funding, in conjunction with the CTBUH through an award of US$20,000.
|Past Seed Funding Results:|
||CTBUH 2017 International Research Seed Funding|
Funding Sponsor: Sun Hung Kai Properties
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kate Swinburne, Olsson Fire & Risk
The 2017 International Research Seed Funding has been awarded to Dr. Kate Swinburne, a Senior Fire Engineer at Olsson Fire & Risk to develop a database of high-rise fires that could be applied to the emerging field of machine-learning, which may lead to new and innovative fire solutions.
||CTBUH 2016 International Research Seed Funding|
Funding Sponsor: Taipei Financial Center Corporation
Principal Investigator: Brent Stephens, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
The 2016 International Research Seed Funding has been awarded to Brent Stephens, an associate professor of architectural engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), Chicago, who will conduct research on variations in indoor exposures to outdoor pollutants in tall buildings.
||CTBUH 2015 International Research Seed Funding|
Funding Sponsor: Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited
Principal Investigator: Jason Barr, Rutgers University
The 2015 Research Seed Funding, sponsored by Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited, was awarded to Jason Barr, an economics professor at Rutgers University who will investigate the determinants of skyscraper heights and completion rates across 62 Chinese cities from 1978 to 2014.
||CTBUH 2014 International Research Seed Funding|
Funding Sponsor: ECADI
Principal Investigator: Prof. Douglas Noble, University of Southern California School of Architecture
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||CTBUH 2013 International Research Seed Funding|
Funding Sponsor: Arup
Principal Investigator: Dr. Elena Giacomello, Iuav University of Venice
Project Title: New “Vertical Forest” (Bosco Verticale)
A research team from Iuav University of Venice, Italy, was named the winner of the CTBUH’s second research seed funding grant to fund a study of the radical new “Vertical Forest” (Bosco Verticale); two towers in Milan festooned with exterior vegetation on cantilevered platforms.
||CTBUH 2012 International Research Seed Funding|
Funding Sponsor: AECOM
Principal Investigator: Dr. Kristen Day, Polytechnic Institute of NYU
Project Title: Designing Tall Buildings to Promote Physical Activity in China
A research team from the Polytechnic Institute of New York University won the CTBUH’s first research seed funding grant for a proposal to study the impact of tall building developments on physical activity in China.