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Architecture - Civil Engineering - 25.10.2017

Civil Engineering - 16.10.2017

Health - Civil Engineering - 16.10.2017
Testing wastewater could give early warning system for preventing epidemics
Testing wastewater could give early warning system for preventing epidemics
New 'water fingerprinting' technology developed by researchers at the University of Bath to test a city's water could soon be mitigating infectious disease, limiting the spread of antibiotic resistan

Health - Civil Engineering - 11.10.2017
Be inspired by Bristol's digital innovators and pioneers
Be inspired by Bristol’s digital innovators and pioneers
From a harp replica of the Clifton Suspension Bridge to a dress made from 4,400 lights, the University of Bristol is presenting a series of events during Digital Bristol Week which promises to entertain, inspire and enlighten.

Architecture - Civil Engineering - 10.10.2017

Physics - Civil Engineering - 04.10.2017
Choir Brings Harmony to Internet of Things
Carnegie Mellon University researchers have a proposed a new platform, called Choir, to harmonize the billions of devices found in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Civil Engineering - Computer Science - 02.10.2017
Study measures light’s radical impact on bird behaviour
Migratory birds are both attracted to and influenced by light. As a result, their behaviours alter drastically in the presence of artificial light at night, according to a new Oxford University collaboration, that was conducted at a unique landmark: the 'Tribute in Light' in New York. Every year, billions of birds undertake migratory journeys during the spring and autumn months.

Civil Engineering - Social Sciences - 25.09.2017
Urban Studies Scholars in Global Premier League
Two University of Glasgow staff have been named in the top 50 cited authors in the field of Urban Studies. Professor Ade Kearns was 7th and Professor Ya Ping Wang was 49th in the top 50 scholars in this world rankings. There were among only eight scholars in the top 50 who were UK-based. This news backs up the University of Glasgow's Research Excellence Framework performance as the top rated research unit in the subject in the UK.

Civil Engineering - Economics / Business - 19.09.2017
MIT and Tsinghua University sign urban innovation agreement
MIT and Tsinghua University sign urban innovation agreement
MIT and Tsinghua University in China have signed an agreement establishing a new technology project, the Future City Innovation Connector (FCIC), which is designed to support research and startup teams applying ideas to China's rapidly growing urban areas.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 19.09.2017
New Urban Collaboratory tackles emerging city challenges
ANN ARBOR-More residents without cars could get to jobs and training programs through a more strategic public transit system-one that supports the newest mobility technologies and the design of citywide mobility hubs.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 15.09.2017
New portal for exploring California’s drought
A new web portal puts four years of California drought data into an interactive format, showing where regions met or missed water conservation goals.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 11.09.2017
Climate change will make cities suffer from extreme heat more frequently
From 2040 onwards, Belgian cities such as Brussels and Antwerp will suffer from extreme temperatures more than 17 days per year, KU Leuven research shows.

Computer Science - Civil Engineering - 05.09.2017
Gregory Falco: Protecting urban infrastructure against cyberterrorism
Gregory Falco: Protecting urban infrastructure against cyberterrorism
While working for the global management consulting company Accenture, Gregory Falco discovered just how vulnerable the technologies underlying smart cities and the "internet of things" - everyday devices that are connected to the internet or a network - are to cyberterrorism attacks.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 01.09.2017
Climate change, infrastructure and the economic impacts of Hurricane Harvey
Stanford experts comment on how climate change and infrastructure planning contribute to the severity of impacts from extreme weather events like Hurricane Harvey.

Civil Engineering - Chemistry - 28.08.2017
Strength of global stratospheric circulation measured for first time
Strength of global stratospheric circulation measured for first time
When commercial airplanes break through the clouds to reach cruising altitude, they have typically arrived in the stratosphere, the second layer of Earth's atmosphere. The air up there is dry and clear, and much calmer than the turbulent atmosphere we experience on the ground. And yet, for all its seeming tranquility, the stratosphere can be a powerful conveyor belt, pulling air up from the Earth's equatorial region and pushing it back down toward the poles in a continuously circulating pattern.

Mechanical Engineering - Civil Engineering - 21.08.2017
ACar - The electric
ACar - The electric "all-rounder"
Research news An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy: Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners have been working intensively towards this goal for four years.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 17.08.2017
For food-waste recycling, policy is key
For food-waste recycling, policy is key
Food scraps. Okay, those aren't the first words that come to mind when you think about the environment. But 22 percent of the municipal solid waste dropped into landfills or incincerators in the U.S. is, in fact, food that could be put to better use through composting and soil enrichment.

Civil Engineering - Economics / Business - 14.08.2017
Visualize this: Project shows U.S. magazine evolution
Visualize this: Project shows U.S. magazine evolution
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Civil Engineering - 14.08.2017
Scholars using data, digital tools to reveal U.S. magazines' rich histories
Scholars using data, digital tools to reveal U.S. magazines’ rich histories
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Environment - Civil Engineering - 04.08.2017
New tool helps parched regions plan how to replenish aquifers | Stanford News
Stanford engineers have developed a software tool called AquaCharge that enables planners to devise the most cost-effective ways to reuse precious water.

Civil Engineering - 02.08.2017
Why I’m angry about the city I love
Dr Elizabeth Farrelly sets the scene for how planning might navigate the post-truth political landscape in her keynote speech at the launch of the University of Sydney's Festival of Urbanism iv on Monday, 31 July.

Economics / Business - Civil Engineering - 27.07.2017
Is it just touch-and-go for brick-and-mortar stores?
ANN ARBOR-As online retailers continue to draw sales from brick-and-mortar stores, how can the physical locations compete? It could be a simple as reminding consumers that they can touch the merchandise, says Rajeev Batra, professor of marketing at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Health - Civil Engineering - 26.07.2017
UChicago Health Lab and community partners open center for individuals exiting jail
(From left): TASC President Pam Rodriguez, Prof. David Meltzer, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, Provost Daniel Diermeier, Ed Stellon of Heartland Health Outreach and Prof. Harold Pollock attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Supportive Release Center.

Administration - Civil Engineering - 21.07.2017
Cities research project wins £7.1m GCRF funding
The University has been awarded a grant worth £7.1 million to set up a GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (CSHLC).

Civil Engineering - Politics - 13.07.2017
Urbanism festival navigates post-truth politics for the facts
The Festival of Urbanism returns for the fourth year to expose the real historical, political and economic forces shaping cities and urban life in an era of post-truth politics.

Civil Engineering - 12.07.2017
More driving on city streets, less on country roads
ANN ARBOR?Despite a plethora of alternative transportation modes'buses, trains, bicycles'city dwellers are driving more miles than ever, say University of Michigan researchers.

Economics / Business - Civil Engineering - 06.07.2017
A simple solution for terrible traffic
A simple solution for terrible traffic
Cities plagued with terrible traffic problems may be overlooking a simple, low-cost solution: High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) policies that encourage carpooling can reduce traffic drastically, according to a new study co-authored by MIT economists.

Civil Engineering - Economics / Business - 06.07.2017
London LGBTQ+ venues have more than halved in past decade
The number of LGBTQ+ venues in London has fallen by 58% from 125 to 53 since 2006, according to a new report published today by the UCL Urban Laboratory, and commissioned by the Mayor of London and Greater London Authority (GLA).

Civil Engineering - Computer Science - 06.07.2017
Why do some neighborhoods improve?
Why do some neighborhoods improve?
Four years ago, researchers at MIT's Media Lab developed a computer vision system that can analyze street-level photos taken in urban neighborhoods in order to gauge how safe the neighborhoods would appear to human observers. Now, in an attempt to identify factors that predict urban change, the MIT team and colleagues at Harvard University have used the system to quantify the physical improvement or deterioration of neighborhoods in five American cities.

Civil Engineering - Earth Sciences - 29.06.2017
As metro areas grow, whites move farther from the city center
As metro areas grow, whites move farther from the city center
In the middle of the 20 th century, cities began to change.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 16.06.2017
A tram to revitalize downtown Neuchâtel
A tram to revitalize downtown Neuchâtel
Downtown areas of mid-sized cities are facing a growing challenge in maintaining their appeal. Taking Neuchâtel as an example, EPFL researchers have identified concrete steps these cities can take to make sure their downtown area remains attractive for years to come.

Economics / Business - Civil Engineering - 14.06.2017
Tesla lost $700 million last year, so why is its valuation $60 billion?
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Civil Engineering - Event - 13.06.2017
Bridges in Austria often exceed expectations
Bridges in Austria often exceed expectations
Assessing old bridges using modern standards is no mean feat. Studies conducted by TU Wien show that many bridges are actually significantly more stable than might be expected, often rendering costly restoration work unnecessary.

Civil Engineering - 31.05.2017
Detroit: Community organizing helped stabilize neighborhoods after mortgage crisis
Detroit: Community organizing helped stabilize neighborhoods after mortgage crisis
ANN ARBOR?Detroit neighborhoods that survived the subprime mortgage crisis and recession had something special in common: community.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 24.05.2017
Stanford dance faculty member seeks common ground in the rural West
Alex Ketley's film documents his research about the role dance plays in rural life and challenges the "urban/rural prejudice" commonly found in urban environments.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 18.05.2017
Royal seal of approval for sustainable urban development work
HRH The Prince of Wales visited Kellogg College at the University of Oxford earlier this week to see work being done to address the challenges of global urbanisation.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 18.05.2017
Not All Cool Pavements Are Created Equal
Not All Cool Pavements Are Created Equal
Berkeley Lab finds that the choice of pavement material can significantly impact carbon emissions, creates decision tool for cities to use Cool pavements can help keep cities cool, right? Yes, but according to new research from the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), many reflective pavements have some unexpected drawbacks relative to conventional pavements when considering the entire life cycle of the materials.

Civil Engineering - 17.05.2017
Reducing phosphorus entering the Detroit River; real-time, autonomous stormwater control
Reducing phosphorus entering the Detroit River; real-time, autonomous stormwater control
ANN ARBOR?Efforts to control Lake Erie's algae problem have largely focused on reducing the levels of the nutrient phosphorus entering western Lake Erie from the heavily agricultural Maumee River watershed.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 17.05.2017
Bumblebee populations higher in Detroit than in some less-urbanized areas; vacant lots could be a factor
Bumblebee populations higher in Detroit than in some less-urbanized areas; vacant lots could be a factor
ANN ARBOR'A new study of native bumblebee populations in southeastern Michigan cities found, surprisingly, that Detroit has more of the large-bodied bees than some surrounding, less urbanized locations. The University of Michigan students who conducted the study suspect that the large amount of vacant or idle land in Detroit may boost the bumblebee population by providing nesting sites and flowers for food.

Civil Engineering - Materials Science - 09.05.2017
EPFL to participate in a concrete canoe race for the first time
This semester, eight civil engineering students at EPFL will take part in a slightly off-the-wall challenge: they are building a reinforced-concrete canoe that they will then race in a university regatta in Germany.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 26.04.2017
Soundwalks in Urbana parks put participants in touch with sonic environments
Soundwalks in Urbana parks put participants in touch with sonic environments
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Eric Leonardson wants you to listen - really listen - to the sounds around you.

Agronomy / Food Science - Civil Engineering - 25.04.2017

Architecture - Civil Engineering - 20.04.2017
Toward greener construction: UW professor leads group setting benchmarks for carbon across life of buildings
A University of Washington-led research group has taken an important step toward measuring - and ultimately reducing - the global carbon footprint of building construction and long-term maintenance.

Administration - Civil Engineering - 18.04.2017
No money to upgrade water infrastructure? Try this
Financing for water projects and aging infrastructure is critically needed but hard to come by. Stanford researchers highlight innovative approaches with a 'Living Map' of case studies around the country.

Civil Engineering - 13.04.2017
UT Austin Unveil Hyper-Local Pollution Map
Led by Cockrell School of Engineering assistant professor Josh Apte, a team of researchers developed detailed maps of air pollution in Oakland, California. American Chemical Society Engineering researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed the most detailed and extensive local map of air pollution ever produced for an urban area, using specially equipped Google Street View cars to measure air quality on a block-by-block basis.

Social Sciences - Civil Engineering - 11.04.2017
Tyehimba Jess, AB?91, wins Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
In the early 20th century, the University of Chicago was known as the epicenter of ethnography, a method of study in which researchers immerse themselves in a social setting to observe its inner workings.

Social Sciences - Civil Engineering - 10.04.2017
UChicago charts future of ethnographic research
In the early 20th century, the University of Chicago was known as the epicenter of ethnography, a method of study in which researchers immerse themselves in a social setting to observe its inner workings.

Civil Engineering - Administration - 16.03.2017
Boost for self-healing concrete
Ground-breaking research into self-healing concrete has received over £4 million in new funding to help create innovative solutions to rising maintenance costs across the UK.

Civil Engineering - Administration - 03.03.2017
Bristol showcases city-wide test beds in the European capital
Bristol showcases city-wide test beds in the European capital
The University of Bristol is playing a lead role in the creation of experimental test beds that will drive digital innovation and shape the way cities of the future operate.

Civil Engineering - Economics / Business - 23.02.2017
Luis Bettencourt named inaugural director of Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation
Luis M. Bettencourt, a leading researcher in urban science and complex systems, has been appointed the inaugural Pritzker Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation at the University of Chicago.