Smart & Connected Communities
UTA Professors Michelle Hummel, Oswald Jenewein, Karabi Bezboruah, and Yonghe Liu visited Ingleside on the Bay to kick off their work on a community app that aims to inform residents on water and air quality as well as flood hazards. The small coastal town at Corpus Christi Bay in South Texas faces climate change impacts in a rapidly growing industrial environment. "It is important to make climate change impacts visible to communities and to include them in the process of adapting cities to the future" – so Architecture Assistant Professor Oswald Jenewein, who started the initiative this project is based on in 2019.
More than 30 residents, stakeholders, academics, and research assistants participated in the two-hour-long workshop held in Ingleside on the Bay's City Hall on October 4, 2021. The interdisciplinary team brings together civil and computer engineering, architecture and urban design, and public affairs and planning. The project is federally funded by the National Science Foundation who awarded $150,000 to this planning grant.
Project Title and Authors:
- Hummel, M. (PI), Jenewein, O. (CoPI), Liu, Y. (CoPI), Bezboruah, K. C. (CoPI), "SCC-PG: Implementing an integrated, wireless monitoring network to enhance decision making in communities impacted by the environmental and industrial change," Sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF), Federal Funded, $150,000.00. (October 1, 2021 - September 30, 2022).