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Campus - Civil Engineering - 07.04.2022
Concrete Canoes, Steel Bridges Test Students’ Structural Engineering Savvy
Students from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa's Concrete Canoe team paddle in the co-ed sprint races in Mission Bay.

Civil Engineering - Innovation - 18.02.2022
Changing the shape of floors could cut concrete usage by 75 percent
Changing the shape of floors could cut concrete usage by 75 percent
Swapping solid slab floors for a -thin shell- vaulted alternative could help the construction industry towards its net-zero targets A new vaulted style of floor uses 75% less concrete than a traditional flat slab floor and could help the construction industry reduce its carbon footprint.

Civil Engineering - 02.02.2022
Post-pandemic, urban planners are seeking a return to ’old normal’ in downtown areas
Returning to in-person experiences in February: for more information. Urban planners are not preparing for any fundamental changes to past practices even in the face of changing reality City living has been radically changed by the spread of COVID-19.

Civil Engineering - 12.01.2022
New report on the impact of digital platforms and COVID-19 on urban transport systems
Researchers at The University of Manchester's Sustainable Consumption Institute have published a new report titled 'How digital platforms are reshaping urban mobility in a time of COVID-19 and after'.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 13.10.2021
Roller disco vs climate change: how graphene is transforming the construction industry
Manchester's Mayfield regeneration scheme made history on 12 October 2021, as the location of a pioneering piece of structural engineering, using a new, low-emissions concrete - developed by Nationwi

Civil Engineering - 19.07.2021
First 3D printed and unreinforced concrete bridge
3D printing can be used to build load-bearing concrete structures that require significantly less material and no steel reinforcement or mortar.

Civil Engineering - 01.04.2021
In the giant's workshop
In the giant’s workshop
An 80-metre-high skyscraper made of wood is soon to be built in Zug. A pioneering project for which basic research is being carried out in the construction hall on the Hönggerberg.

Civil Engineering - 27.01.2021
City streets experiments to transform urban mobility
Urban Planning scholar Luca Bertolini will lead newly funded project EX-TRA (EXperimenting with city streets to TRAnsform urban mobility) Across Europe, cities are trying to radically reduce their reliance on car-based mobility in order to address sustainability challenges.

Civil Engineering - 28.10.2020

Civil Engineering - 28.10.2020
Doubly curved concrete roof complete
Together with industry partners, researchers at ETH Zurich have developed new construction methods for building a doubly curved concrete roof.

Transport - Civil Engineering - 13.10.2020
Bike-and-ride, an innovative opportunity for the Lake Geneva region
Bike-and-ride, an innovative opportunity for the Lake Geneva region
As part of his Master's project at EPFL's Urban Sociology Laboratory (LASUR) , Felix Boesch conducted a survey on the combined use of bicycles and trains in the Lausanne and Nyon urban agglomerations.

Civil Engineering - 15.06.2020

Civil Engineering - 04.06.2020

Civil Engineering - 15.05.2020

Civil Engineering - 26.11.2019

Environment - Civil Engineering - 22.10.2019
Sustainable construction in a tropical climate
Sustainable construction in a tropical climate
Sustainable construction in high-growth metropolitan areas is currently a major challenge for the booming countries of Southeast Asia.

Earth Sciences - Civil Engineering - 17.10.2019
UC San Diego at Epicenter of Earthquake Research
A firefighter looks on as researchers conduct fire tests on a building that has just undergone a simulated earthquake on UC San Diego's shake table.

Civil Engineering - 14.10.2019

Civil Engineering - 18.09.2019
UQ civil engineers named among top global researchers
A University of Queensland professor has been ranked among the best civil engineers in the world for his outstanding research.

Civil Engineering - 22.08.2019

Civil Engineering - 10.04.2019
New York City gentrification creating urban ’islands of exclusion,’ study finds
A new building goes up in New York City, overshadowing the old Katz's Deli on the Lower East Side.

Civil Engineering - 29.01.2019
Innovative UChicago research creates impact, improvement in CPS schools
In 2014, the University of Chicago's Urban Education Institute and Network for College Success launched an innovative initiative to provide educators, policymakers and families with research, data and resources on the milestones that matter most for college success.

Civil Engineering - 27.07.2018
Carpark currawongs could trigger bird decimation
Carpark currawongs could trigger bird decimation
A chance spotting of a pied currawong nest at a Brisbane shopping centre suggests the species is adjusting to urban life, potentially threatening other birds.

Event - Civil Engineering - 09.07.2018

Civil Engineering - Event - 04.06.2018

Career - Civil Engineering - 02.04.2018
Podcast: Science combines with data to reveal complexity of cities
Luis Bettencourt, Pritzker Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, uses big data to understand how to approach urban problems and how to increase human connection through means like increased transportation. Editor's note: Knowledge Applied is a podcast from the University of Chicago.

Civil Engineering - 22.03.2018
City food growers wanted for international research project
City food growers wanted for international research project
City food growers wanted for international research project Green-fingered gardeners who grow their own fruit and veg are being sought for a university research project that will compare their growing methods with counterparts 5,000 miles away.

Civil Engineering - 16.03.2018

Environment - Civil Engineering - 28.02.2018
Cities urged to work with scientists on climate change
An urban environment expert at ANU has warned that city councils acting alone to address climate change, in the absence of an evidence-based systems approach, can have unintended consequences.

Civil Engineering - Economics / Business - 22.02.2018
Reducing failed deliveries, truck parking time could improve downtown Seattle congestion, new report finds
Reducing failed deliveries, truck parking time could improve downtown Seattle congestion, new report finds
In Amazon's hometown, people turn to their computers to order everything from groceries to last-minute birthday presents to the odd toothbrush or medication forgotten from the store. If online shopping continues to grow at its current rate, there may be twice as many trucks delivering packages in Seattle's city center within five years, a new report projects - and double the number of trucks looking for a parking space.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 07.02.2018
Wind data for urban planning
Wind data for urban planning
Extreme gusts of wind of more than 40 km per hour are common on Hamburg's footpaths. Measurements undertaken by Professor Felix Ament and Dr. Sarah Wiesner from the Center for Earth System Research and Sustainability (CEN) at Universität Hamburg demonstrate this.

Health - Civil Engineering - 07.02.2018
Major new global urban health project to reduce inequalities launches
Major new global urban health project to reduce inequalities launches
A major new research partnership, led by UCL and Imperial College London, to understand how we can transform cities around the world to support healthier lives, whilst also protecting the planet, has been set up with a £10m grant from Wellcome.

Earth Sciences - Civil Engineering - 06.02.2018
Cities of the future may be built with locally available volcanic ash
Cities of the future may be built with locally available volcanic ash
MIT engineers working with scientists in Kuwait have found that volcanic rocks, when pulverized into a fine ash, can be used as a sustainable additive in concrete structures. In a paper published online in the Journal of Cleaner Production , the researchers report that, by replacing a certain percentage of traditional cement with volcanic ash, they can reduce a concrete structure's "embodied energy," or the total energy that goes into making concrete.

Health - Civil Engineering - 06.02.2018
Healthy Lives, Healthy Planet: Major New Research Hub to Address Urban Health Inequalities & Sustainability
King's College London is a partner in a major new research initiative which will examine how urban development can ensure healthy lives for all, whilst also protecting the planet.

Health - Civil Engineering - 06.02.2018
Global project to reduce health inequalities in cities around the world
A major new research partnership has been launched to explore ways of reducing health inequalities in cities around the world.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 02.02.2018

Civil Engineering - 26.01.2018
The cost of irrigation water and urban farming
It's great to see all these urban farms blossoming across the open lots and schools in the Bay Area.

Civil Engineering - Art and Design - 04.01.2018
A manifesto for designing cities
A manifesto for designing cities
"The city is a people's art, a shared experience," a Philadelphia architect and planner named Edmund Bacon once wrote, adding that any urban designer's job was to "conceive an idea, implant it, and nurture its growth in the collective minds of the community.

Civil Engineering - 21.12.2017
A bench out of glass that's as resistant as steel
A bench out of glass that's as resistant as steel
A PhD student in civil engineering at EPFL and a recent architecture graduate joined forces to make a bench out of exceptionally resistant glass.

Chemistry - Civil Engineering - 18.12.2017
Unexpected Side Effect to Cleaning Up Urban Air
Unexpected Side Effect to Cleaning Up Urban Air
An imbalance between the trends in two common air pollutants is unexpectedly triggering the creation of a class of airborne organic compounds not usually found in the atmosphere over urban areas of North America, according to a new study from Caltech.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 12.12.2017
The Uni attends Asia-Pacific forum on urbanisation with UN agencies
Last month Associate Professor Paul Jones was invited by United Nations agencies UN-Habitat and UNESCAP to an Asia-Pacific forum in Bangkok to address the problem of rapid urbanisation in developing countries.

Civil Engineering - 08.12.2017
3 Questions: Chris Zegras on designing your city's transit system
3 Questions: Chris Zegras on designing your city’s transit system
Have you ever wanted to change your city's public transit system? A new digital tool developed by an MIT team lets people design alterations to transit networks and estimate the resulting improvements, based on existing data from urban transit systems.
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