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History / Archeology - Architecture - 23.11.2022
Archaeology of the Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Castor cathedral in Nīmes (Gard)
Archaeology of the Notre-Dame-et-Saint-Castor cathedral in Nīmes (Gard)
Since the beginning of 2022, a study of the archaeology of the building led by the Inrap is engaged on the bell tower and the western facade of the cathedral of Nīmes. It is an exceptional opportunity to deepen our knowledge of this emblematic building of the city of Nīmes, by studying closely its elevations.

Architecture - 23.11.2022
Greenest city centres in Great Britain revealed
Researchers analysed 68 city centres across England, Scotland and Wales ranking them on tree cover, vegetation and parks in the heart of the city centres The top five greenest city centres are all in the South of England (Exeter, Islington, Bristol, Bournemouth Cambridge) This is the first study of its kind to focus specifically on the heart of city centres, as opposed to prior studies which have measured greenness of whole cities, including bro

History / Archeology - Architecture - 10.11.2022
Previously unknown monumental temple discovered near the Tempio Grande in Vulci
Previously unknown monumental temple discovered near the Tempio Grande in Vulci
Archeologists from the universities of Freiburg and Mainz identify one of the largest known sacred buildings of the Etruscans Freiburg, Nov 10, 2022 An interdisciplinary team headed by archeologists Dr. Mariachiara Franceschini of the University of Freiburg and Paul P. Pasieka of the University of Mainz has discovered a previously unknown Etruscan temple in the ancient city of Vulci, which lies in the Italian region of Latium.

Architecture - 18.10.2022
How the housing affordability crisis is changing QLD households
Researchers at The University of Queensland have found young adults and baby boomers are bearing the brunt of Queensland's housing affordability crisis. Demographer Dr Elin Charles-Edwards from UQ's City Impact Lab led a study that showed the two age groups were increasingly likely to live with other people, rather than in their own households, compared to five years ago.

Environment - Architecture - 30.09.2022
Five future strategies for the Dutch delta in 2120
A design approach is needed to keep the Dutch delta safe and liveable in the future. Researchers, urban planners, landscape architects and engineers created innovative designs for 5 regions in the Netherlands as part of the Redesigning Deltas movement. Their approach and the designs should spur bold long-term planning for our delta.

Innovation - Architecture - 08.09.2022
Empowering the community in smart city conversations
Data-sensing technologies in urban spaces are measuring weather conditions, pedestrian foot traffic, determining when bins need to be emptied and sensing on street parking - how do we ethically capture, analyse, apply and communicate data to empower local people? Launching today, a new report from the Emerging Technologies Research Lab (ETLab) at Monash University in collaboration with the City of Melbourne has put a lens on how Melbourne's real-time public data can be gathered and used, to better plan for inclusive future smart cities.

Environment - Architecture - 05.09.2022
Green city: a few bushes are not enough to refresh
Green city: a few bushes are not enough to refresh
Extreme heat makes life barely bearable, especially in cities. Greenery is supposed to help regulate the temperature. Experts from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts explain how we can go green in terms of urban climate. Planting an avenue here, greening a roof there - Peter Schwehr, Head of the Competence Center for Typology & Planning in Architecture at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, thinks little of it.

Architecture - Environment - 01.09.2022
Why it will be imperative to reduce the size of rental properties
Why it will be imperative to reduce the size of rental properties
A PhD thesis carried out at EPFL has shown that, based on realistic forecasts, the only way we'll be able to shrink the environmental footprint of residential dwelling by 2050 in Switzerland is through a joint effort between housing owners and tenants. The thesis research, performed by civil engineering student Margarita Agriantoni, is based on computer simulations of different housing development scenarios over the next 30 years (from 2020 to 2050).

Environment - Architecture - 24.06.2022
New Research Centre for Sustainable Construction
New Research Centre for Sustainable Construction
By Christoph Pelzl The Graz Center of Sustainable Construction was officially opened yesterday at TU Graz. Its goals are to rethink construction in its entirety, reduce environmental impacts and make the built environment climate neutral.

Architecture - History / Archeology - 22.06.2022
Renovating 19th-century buildings without losing their character
Renovating 19th-century buildings without losing their character
Researcher and architect Catarina Wall Gago has published a guide to renovation best practices, drawing on a study of historic housing in Lisbon, Oporto and Geneva.

Social Sciences - Architecture - 25.05.2022
Do urban gardens lead to gentrification? Not in Detroit
A wide-scale look at Detroit's urban gardens finds that while they don't seem to foreshadow gentrification in the city, there are some unsettling trends about where they're located and the sociodemographics in those areas. For example, home and community gardens are more frequently planted in non-Black neighborhoods, according to the study forthcoming in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning.

Architecture - Environment - 03.05.2022
How Venice, Italy Can Cut Carbon Emissions from Social Housing
A Berkeley Lab building energy tool points to potential heating energy savings of 67% A new study led by Berkeley Lab found the potential for significant energy savings via building efficiency improvements in the historic city of Venice, Italy. (Credit: tunart/iStock) - By Christina Nunez Research using software developed at Berkeley Lab recently pinpointed actions that could help the historic canal city of Venice, Italy slash energy use and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Architecture - 04.04.2022
Impact of rapid transit expansion on housing prices
Impact of rapid transit expansion on housing prices
Arts & Humanities Nathan Skolski Recent UBC research finds the expansion of rapid transit generally benefits households from all income groups, but higher income households benefit the most. Dr. Andrea Craig is an assistant professor of economics in UBC Okanagan's Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Environment - Architecture - 20.01.2022
Sustainable, affordable housing is possible with adaptable houses
VUB research explores potential of low-cost, low-carbon, flexible living spaces Sustainable building and affordable housing: two concepts that seem mutually exclusive.

Architecture - History / Archeology - 07.01.2022
Magnificent complexity of the Alhambra
Magnificent complexity of the Alhambra
Scientists have studied the unique features of the decorative vaulting known as muqarnas in Spain's Alhambra palace and fortress complex. Muqarnas are commonly found in Islamic architecture, yet they are poorly understood by the architectural community and the little data that exist on them have been simplified over time.