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Finalist Evaluation

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This looks like a worthwhile experiment on a small scale with the potential for a bigger installation if effectiveness can be demonstrated.

Potential problems that I foresee are finding someone with the space to dedicate to these shapes, although I imagine Harvard can help.

A structural engineer will also need to assure that the structure can withstand local environmental pressures.
Is there any data on the effectiveness of cooling the air or case studies you can site?

The graphics nicely complimented the proposal. What are the chances these could be made on a bigger scale and how will they be made?

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This a very well thought-out, creative, and potentially transformative proposal. Very well done. Super-cool (sorry - had to!) both in terms of the engineering and scientific learning that could take place and the potential for public engagement around urban heat and climate issues. I especially appreciated your detailed responses to our questions from the last round of proposals. My only suggestion would be to include some more details of how you will measure and assess the performance of the pilots, and how you would share this information with communities who are likely to be curious about all of this once they see and feel the installations. People are going to want to know if it is doing what you're hoping it will do!

Congrats on reaching the finals and best of luck going forward!

Semi-Finalist Evaluation

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Congratulations on making it to the Semi-Finals for the Urban Heat Island Effect contest. Please take into consideration the comments left by the judges and do please incorporate that feedback into your final proposal. We look forward to seeing your ideas finalized in the next iteration!

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Mar 6, 2015
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Judging comments: 1) This looks like a worthwhile experiment on a small scale with the potential for a bigger installation if effectiveness can be demonstrated. Potential problems that I foresee are finding someone with the space to dedicate to these shapes, although I imagine Harvard can help. A structural engineer will also need to assure that the structure can withstand local environmental pressures. Is there any data on the effectiveness of cooling the air or case studies you can site? The graphics nicely complimented the proposal. What are the chances these could be made on a bigger scale and how will they be made? 2) This a very well thought-out, creative, and potentially transformative proposal. Very well done. Super-cool (sorry - had to!) both in terms of the engineering and scientific learning that could take place and the potential for public engagement around urban heat and climate issues. I especially appreciated your detailed responses to our questions from the last round of proposals. My only suggestion would be to include some more details of how you will measure and assess the performance of the pilots, and how you would share this information with communities who are likely to be curious about all of this once they see and feel the installations. People are going to want to know if it is doing what you're hoping it will do! Congrats on reaching the finals and best of luck going forward!