CSUN - Complex and Sustainable Urban Networks Laboratory
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CSUN

complex and sustainable urban networks laboratory

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Welcome to the website of the complex and sustainable urban networks (CSUN) laboratory.

We live in a fascinating world and we have some significant challenges to overcome. The mission of CSUN is to advance scientific knowledge and create software for the design of smart, sustainable, and resilient cities. This website aims to describe the activities going on within CSUN, but we also have many projects that are about to start, and we invite you to come back frequently.

 

Featured Visualization

Instead of a visualization (see our visualization page), this time we feature a video on our main page as CSUN Director Sybil Derrible was invited to give a TEDx talk at Walter Payton College Prep High School in Chicago last April. The theme of the TEDx was The Power of Positivity. As an urban engineer, Prof. Derrible naturally had to spin the theme around cities. More precisely, by going back 2,500 years, he discusses how cities are often shaped by the challenges they face and he then discusses how cities may evolve in the future. Don't hesitate to send us your comments, we hope you enjoy the talk.