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Civil Engineering - Architecture - 26.04.2016
Simulator lets campus planners envision UCLA in the future
Take a tour of the future Geffen Hall via this 3-D visual simulation, courtesy of UCLA Capital Programs.

Social Sciences - Civil Engineering - 12.04.2016
Opinion: Here’s how tweets and check-ins can be used to spot early signs of gentrification
Desislava Hristova (Computer Laboratory) discusses how data from location-based social networks can be used to predict when a neighbourhood will go through the process of gentrification.

Architecture - Civil Engineering - 08.04.2016
Timber skyscrapers could transform London’s skyline
London's first timber skyscraper could be a step closer to reality this week after researchers presented Mayor of London Boris Johnson with conceptual plans for an 80-storey, 300m high wooden building integrated within the Barbican. If London is going to survive it needs to increasingly densify. One way is taller buildings.

Health - Civil Engineering - 07.04.2016
Kids face higher lead exposure playing in urban gardens
Cornell and New York state scientists estimate that some gardeners who toil in urban gardens and children who play in them could be exposed to lead levels that exceed U.S Food and Drug Administration thresholds.

Civil Engineering - Life Sciences - 21.03.2016
City birds are smarter than country birds
By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom Life in the city changes cognition, behavior and physiology of birds to their advantage Birds living in urban environments are smarter than birds from rural environments.

Civil Engineering - Administration - 17.03.2016
When slower is faster
When slower is faster
Imagine a scenario where sensor-laden vehicles pass through intersections by communicating with each other, rather than grinding to a halt at traffic lights.

Civil Engineering - Health - 15.03.2016
Pigeon patrol gives air pollution study a flying start
Pigeon patrol gives air pollution study a flying start
Pigeons have been road testing wearable sensors that will provide air pollution data for Imperial research.

Civil Engineering - 02.03.2016
Looking upwards for transport solutions
Level crossing removals should be viewed as part of a total picture for an effective transport system and the best way to achieve this is to incorporate elevated lines or 'skytrains', according to Melbourne researchers.

Civil Engineering - 29.02.2016
Statewide home sales, affordability up in fourth quarter of 2015
Statewide home sales, affordability up in fourth quarter of 2015
Home sale prices were up fractionally in the fourth quarter of 2015 compared to the third quarter but up 9.7 percent compared with the previous year, and the rate of home sales also dropped, according to the  Runstad Center for Real Estate Studies  at the University of Washington.

Civil Engineering - Media - 25.02.2016
March Madness: U-M experts available as candidates vie for voters in debates, primary
EXPERTS ADVISORY March Madness: U-M experts available as candidates vie for voters in debates, primary U.S. presidential candidates will descend on Michigan in March to attract voters and solidify their base.

Civil Engineering - Economics / Business - 24.02.2016
Soft solids and the science of cake
Researchers hope that working out the behaviours of soft solids, which can act like either solids or liquids, may make for tastier cakes - and safer oil wells.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 22.02.2016
Berkeley professor suggests a look at aligning state’s climate and tax policies
When Karen Chapple delivers the second annual Bacon Lecture at the UC Center in Sacramento this week, she could turn up the heat on a debate on California's climate protection goals and tax policies that may fuel sprawling land use and how much people drive.

Social Sciences - Civil Engineering - 12.02.2016
Interactive Online Documentary: Ageing in urban Asia
Heidelberg researchers present website with short films and texts - research project of the Cluster of Excellence 'Asia and Europe in a Global Context' What is life like for older people in Asian cities and what changes do they observe in their environment?

Civil Engineering - 11.02.2016
Poll: Minority Voters Oppose Concealed Carry on Campuses
Poll: Minority Voters Oppose Concealed Carry on Campuses
AUSTIN, Texas - The majority of black and Latino voters in Texas oppose the new state law that allows for the concealed carry of handguns on college campuses, according to the first public opinion po

Civil Engineering - Environment - 08.02.2016
Riddle of cement's structure is finally solved
Riddle of cement’s structure is finally solved
Concrete is the world's most widely used construction material, so abundant that its production is one of the leading sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet answers to some fundamental questions about the microscopic structure and behavior of this ubiquitous material have remained elusive.   Concrete forms through the solidification of a mixture of water, gravel, sand, and cement powder.

Civil Engineering - Economics / Business - 27.01.2016
Seamless union between metals and plastics
Seamless union between metals and plastics
The lighter the better. That is the golden rule, at least in the automobile, aircraft and aerospace industries.

Health - Civil Engineering - 18.01.2016
Text messages can help reduce blood pressure
An Oxford University led study, working with the University of Cape Town in South Africa, has found that text message reminders can help reduce people's blood pressure.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 13.01.2016
Fewer than 1 in 25 Seattleites can really eat locally
Fewer than 1 in 25 Seattleites can really eat locally
How many of Seattle's residents could live off food grown in their city? If abundant P-Patches and backyard gardens teeming with kale come to mind, you're like many residents who assume urban agriculture in Seattle could support 50, 80 or even 100 percent of the people who live in the city.

Life Sciences - Civil Engineering - 06.01.2016
Urban Canid Project helps track Madison’s coyotes and prevent conflicts
For News Media : David Drake or Marcus Mueller, uwurbancanidproject [a] gmail (p) com photos × A still-groggy adult coyote stirs in the brush after being caught, sedated and tested at Curtis Pra

Civil Engineering - History / Archeology - 23.11.2015
Illuminating urban planning
Illuminating urban planning
One of the key insights of MIT historian Jennifer Light's career came when she was a summer intern at the RAND Corporation, the think tank famed for its analysis of Cold War military systems.

Health - Civil Engineering - 20.11.2015
Nurturing community connections between nature and health
Public health and thriving urban green spaces go hand-in-branch, a panel of experts told a group of Yale alumni gathered at the Yale School of Public Health.

Civil Engineering - Social Sciences - 04.11.2015
Analysis: The world’s urban population is growing - so how can cities plan for migrants?
Analysis: The world's urban population is growing - so how can cities plan for migrants? By Dr Michael Collyer , Reader in Geography at the University of Sussex The world's population is becoming increasingly urban.

Civil Engineering - 02.11.2015
Researcher discusses new lab that will tool up cities to cope with the future
Researcher discusses new lab that will tool up cities to cope with the future
A new Urban Systems Lab at Imperial is aiming to help cities like London adapt to the technologies of the 21st Century.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 02.11.2015
Penn-led Research Elucidates Genetics Behind Salmonella’s Host Specificity
The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) and Perry World House will host an event Wednesday, Nov.

Civil Engineering - Administration - 28.10.2015
UChicago, Delhi government to launch partnership to clean Delhi’s environment
The University of Chicago Urban Labs and the Delhi Dialogue Commission signed an agreement on Oct. 23, forming a first-of-its-kind partnership focused on improving air and water quality in Delhi.

Administration - Civil Engineering - 14.10.2015
Comment: Here’s what we learned from mapping out England’s inequalities
Dr Alasdair Rae from the University of Sheffield's Department of Urban Studies and Planning comments on what can be learned from mapping England's inequalities.

Civil Engineering - Health - 12.10.2015
UChicago Urban Labs announces $2.15 million in grants to test policy innovations
Timothy Knowles , the Pritzker Director of Urban Labs , announced on Oct. 12 the winners of $2.15 million in Innovation Challenge grants from the UChicago Health, Poverty and Energy & Environment Labs.

Civil Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - 07.10.2015
Typical bicycle rider
Suddenly he moves from the street onto the sidewalk, sidling through the traffic, right to the front, and is one of the nimblest of road users: the cyclist.

Mechanical Engineering - Civil Engineering - 07.10.2015
Smart vehicles in the urban traffic of the future
Head-up display on the windshield, connected simulations, tactical behavior of bicyclists and phased traffic lights for trucks: These are among the technologies being presented by the Technical Unive

Civil Engineering - 07.10.2015
What's my car trying to tell me?
What’s my car trying to tell me?
The sat nav announces the next turn-off, a road sign indicates a slow zone - and suddenly an ambulance pulls up alongside.

Computer Science - Civil Engineering - 07.10.2015
Dynamically phased traffic signals for trucks
Dynamically phased traffic signals for trucks
Fully-loaded trucks take longer than cars to accelerate after a stop. This impedes the flow of traffic and leads to more pollutant emissions and noise.

Civil Engineering - 22.09.2015
New book looks at lessons of Chinese cities
New book looks at lessons of Chinese cities
In her new book, Changing Chinese Cities: The Potentials of Field Urbanism ,   UC Berkeley professor of architecture and urban design Renee Chow suggests planners and architects searching for new des

Environment - Civil Engineering - 16.09.2015
Researchers look to stormwater as a solution for semiarid regions
Coordinated work with local and federal agencies could provide a template for capture and reuse of stormwater in dry regions such as the American West.

Civil Engineering - 15.09.2015
Letter to the MIT community regarding Sunday afternoon shooting
The following email was sent today to the MIT community by Executive Vice President and Treasurer Israel Ruiz.

Civil Engineering - 14.09.2015
National Science Foundation awards $3.1 million to Array of Things project
The University of Chicago announced Sept. 14 that the National Science Foundation has awarded a $3.1 million grant to support the development of Array of Things, an urban sensing instrument that will serve as a fitness tracker for the city.

Civil Engineering - Administration - 14.09.2015
CMU, City of Pittsburgh Help Create New Network To Address Challenges Facing Nation’s Urban Infrastructure and Services
Carnegie Mellon, City of Pittsburgh Help Create New Network To Address Challenges Facing Nation's Urban Infrastructure and Services-CMU News - Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University an

Civil Engineering - 04.09.2015
UCLA faculty voice: If a cyberattack causes a car crash, who is liable?
Cyberattackers would bear primary responsibility but manufacturers and car owners could face some liability, too John Villasenor ng Connect Program/Flickr The growth of the Internet-connected car has opened up a new potential vulnerability that computer hackers could exploit.

Civil Engineering - Economics / Business - 04.09.2015
The effects of a 'two-speed Britain' in internet access
A detailed academic study into internet access reveals the gap between urban and rural broadband speeds, which it says risks damaging business, adds to farming costs, and could be driving young people  away from the areas in which they grew up.

Civil Engineering - Economics / Business - 27.08.2015
Researchers talk about gentrification and displacement
Researchers talk about gentrification and displacement
Research released on Monday by UC Berkeley's Urban Displacement Project is finding a resounding audience, as shown by the work headlining several newscasts this week.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 26.08.2015
NSF Awards $12 Million to Establish Urban Water Sustainability Research Network
A consortium of 14 U.S. academic institutions received a $12-million award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to address challenges that threaten urban water systems in the United States and around the world. University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researchers David Letson and Kenny Broad are among the network's principal investigators.

Civil Engineering - Linguistics / Literature - 24.08.2015
More gentrification, displacement in Bay Area forecast
More gentrification, displacement in Bay Area forecast
The San Francisco Bay Area's transformation into a sprawling, exclusive and high-income community with less and less room for its low-income residents is just beginning, according to UC Berkeley researchers who literally have it all mapped out.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 20.08.2015
SPRU project to investigate resilience and vulnerability at the urban Nexus
Three SPRU researchers; Professor Fiona Marshall , Dr Saurabh Arora and Dr Ralitsa Hiteva, have been awarded a grant by the ESRC for a project investigating ' Resilience and vulnerability at the urban Nexus of food, water, energy and the environment (ResNexus)'.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 19.08.2015
Building with nature’ to make our cities greener
'Green infrastructure' project aims to make urban areas more sustainable The University is partner in a multilateral prestigious research grant awarded by the UK and US governments to develop and implement 'green infrastructure' in urban areas around the world.

Civil Engineering - Architecture - 18.08.2015
Stories from Europe's busiest bus route
Stories from Europe’s busiest bus route
Stories from The Road is a new story-telling project that casts light on life and work along Oxford Road.

Civil Engineering - 17.08.2015
New Paper Finds University R&D to Affect Spatial Development of Neighborhoods
New Paper Finds University R&D to Affect Spatial Development of Neighborhoods
A new white paper just released by the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) finds that university-based research and development (R&D) affects the spatial development of universities, as well as their surrounding urban areas. The paper, titled "From Science Parks to Innovation Districts Research: Facility Development in Legacy Cities on the Northeast Corridor," explores the spatial aspects of university-led R&D in older, industrial Northeast cities that have experienced significant population and job loss in recent decades.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 11.08.2015
U-Michigan part of new network to build sustainable, livable cities
U-Michigan part of new network to build sustainable, livable cities
ANN ARBOR-The University of Michigan is one of nine research universities in a new international effort, funded by a $12 million award from the National Science Foundation, to build better cities of the future.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 11.08.2015
Princeton part of $12 million project to set up urban water-sustainability research network
Princeton part of $12 million project to set up urban water-sustainability research network Posted August 11, 2015; 02:00 p.m. Princeton University researchers will join 14 academic institutions and partners nationwide on a $12 million project to address the challenges that threaten urban water systems in the United States and globally.

Architecture - Civil Engineering - 11.08.2015
An Imperial researcher discusses the effects of fires on skyscrapers
An Imperial researcher discusses the effects of fires on skyscrapers
Making skyscrapers safer by understanding phenomena such as 'travelling fires' are discussed by an Imperial researcher in an. Dr Guillermo Rein , from Imperial's Department of Mechanical Engineering, is a world-leading expert on the combustion of solid fuels in fires. The aim of his work is to reduce the impact of accidental fires and to protect people, their property, and the environment.

Civil Engineering - Social Sciences - 10.08.2015
Political affiliation factors into choosing where to live, Stanford expert says
Stanford scholar Iris Hui found that political party affiliation can change desirability of a residential location by as much as 20 percent. As a result, legislative districts may become more lopsided, creating more partisan legislatures. Americans today appear more divided along partisan lines than ever, and this polarization extends to where they choose to live, a Stanford scholar has found.