Argonne is one of the U.S. government's oldest and largest science
and engineering research laboratories -- the largest in the Midwest.
For the past half-century, the University of Chicago has overseen
operation of Argonne for the United States Department of Energy
and its predecessor agencies.
The Argonne-led Multiscale Coupled Urban Systems project will create a computational framework for urban developers and planners to evaluate integrated models of city systems and processes. With this framework, city planners can better examine complex systems, understand the relationships between them and predict how changes will affect them. It can ultimately help officials identify the best solutions to benefit urban communities.
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.