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EDF City Platform is a 3D complex system simulation platform specifically designed for the Housing Development Board (HDB) to evaluate the impacts of urban planning decisions at the master-planning stage.

This is done by simulating different initiatives and impacts of policies over decades, looking at built environment dimensions related to energy, climate change, environment and mobility. It is envisioned to be used by HDB urban planners, engineers and designers to perform sustainability assessment of their plans.

The tool uses a multi-scale systemic approach. A list of possible urban solutions that can be implemented at the household, building, precinct, neighbourhood or town levels is defined at the appropriate implementation scale.


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A second project was initiated together with SUTD as part of HDB’s New Urban Kampung Research Programme to incorporate analytics and visualization functions linked to social/quality of life assessments into EDF City Platform. This project is funded by MND’s Land and Liveability National Innovation Challenge R&D fund and will end in 2020.