Research Staff
David Birge

David Birge is a Research Scientist at Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism. He develops novel spatial computational tools to aid the design of more sustainable and resilient urban systems. Specifically, his research focuses on the integrative design of the natural and built environments with technological and social systems. Current topics of inquiry include equitable resilience theory, housing affordability, heat-resilient neighborhood design, water-efficient landscape design, and low-carbon arid neighborhoods.

Selected publications:

Birge, D. and Berger, A. M. (2018) Transitioning to low-carbon suburbs in hot-arid regions: A case-study of Emirati villas in Abu Dhabi. Building & Environment: 147: 77-96

Birge, D., Mandhan, S., Qiu W., and Berger, A. M. (2019) Potential for sustainable use of trees in hot arid regions: A case study of Emirati neighborhoods in Abu Dhabi. Landscape and Urban Planning. 190: 1-16

Birge, D., Mandhan, S., and Berger, A. M. (2017) Dynamic Simulation of Neighborhood Water Use. ASCAAD Conference Proceedings.