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Civil Engineering - 03.08.2015
Book examines early reformers 'hysteria' over vice in Philadelphia
James Adams, lecturer in history at Penn State Abington, recently published Urban Reform and Sexual Vice in Progressive-Era Philadelphia: The Faithful and the Fallen (Rowman & Littlefield).

Civil Engineering - Law - 14.07.2015
Scholars, community organizers discuss urban policy at civil rights roundtable
More than 60 civil rights leaders, scholars and community organizers from across the country recently gathered at the University of Chicago to participate in the first of a series of three roundtable

Civil Engineering - Environment - 14.07.2015
Data-driven design
Two global trends - bigger cities and more data - converged last week at MIT, where an international conference on computing and urban studies showed how researchers are harnessing more and in an att

Mathematics - Civil Engineering - 13.07.2015
University of Chicago to serve as test bed for Array of Things project
Imagine you are an asthma sufferer who works in a downtown Chicago office building. One morning, the weatherman warns of a high pollen count, but with no details beyond the city's overall pollen level that day.

Civil Engineering - Earth Sciences - 10.07.2015
Volcanic rocks resembling Roman concrete help solve a mystery, Stanford scientists say
Fiber-reinforced rocks discovered at the site of Italy's dormant Campi Flegrei volcano are similar to a wonder-material used by the ancients to construct enduring structures such as the Pantheon, and may lead to improved construction materials today.

Linguistics / Literature - Civil Engineering - 10.07.2015
Columbia Ink Summer 2015
Mathematics Without Apologies: Portrait of a Problematic Vocation By Michael Harris Princeton University Press What do pure mathematicians do and why do they do it?

Environment - Civil Engineering - 09.07.2015
Stanford grant programs enable researchers to tackle major environmental challenges
Woman and children at a water standpipe in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Lotus Water project will use its Realizing Environmental Innovation Program grant to implement a new approach to water disinfection in low-income urban areas.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 29.06.2015
Retreating sea ice could mean a colder Europe, researchers say
Retreating sea ice in the Iceland and Greenland seas may be changing the circulation of warm and cold water in the Atlantic Ocean and could ultimately affect the climate in Europe.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 15.06.2015
Has the U.S. turned a corner toward less urban sprawl?
The urban street network is one of the most permanent features of cities. Once laid down, the pattern of streets determines urban form and the level of sprawl for decades to come.

Social Sciences - Civil Engineering - 09.06.2015
Crime Lab to study three programs in effort to reduce youth violence in Chicago
In an effort to find effective ways to reduce youth violence in Chicago, the University of Chicago Crime Lab will evaluate three promising programs, selected from more than 200 ideas submitted during its inaugural design competition.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 11.05.2015
Researchers create a promising solution for urban toilets
Portable dry toilet and waste service system prove effective in Haiti's urban slums and can help solve the problem of "flying toilets." By Rob Jordan Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment They call them frogmen. Their job is to climb into 8-foot-deep pit latrines, empty them with a bucket, then cart away mountains of human waste.

Civil Engineering - Economics / Business - 29.04.2015
Real estate and reality
Are you interested in cities and urban form? Do you ever wonder, for instance, why new housing developments spring up in certain places, but not others? So does Albert Saiz, an associate professor in

Economics / Business - Civil Engineering - 24.04.2015
Does Rust Belt manufacturing have a future?
FACULTY Q&A Bill Lovejoy William Lovejoy, professor of technology and operations at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, shared his thoughts about manufacturing's future on

Civil Engineering - Linguistics / Literature - 22.04.2015
"The Professor is World Cup": understanding ’secret’ urban languages
Research into a 'playful' and increasingly popular urban language that grew out of the necessity for criminals to hide their true intent could help organisations in Uganda communicate better with the country's huge young population.

Civil Engineering - Health - 14.04.2015
Clean ride mapper: Cycling the less polluted routes
Cyclists in Montreal and Toronto can now choose the least polluted routes to get around their cities thanks to an online tool developed at McGill University.

Social Sciences - Civil Engineering - 08.04.2015
In rural areas, white women more prone to depression than African-American women
ANN ARBOR-"Location, location, location" is key in determining a home's value, but the phrase is equally important regarding the mental health for women living in rural areas, according to a new University of Michigan study. Addie Weaver, a researcher at the U-M School of Social Work, and colleagues examined how the interaction of rural and urban residency and race/ethnicity affected lifetime and 12-month major depressive and mood disorders.

Architecture - Civil Engineering - 30.03.2015
New architecture and planning staff to foster research and industry networks
Several new staff appointments have been made by the University of Sydney's Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning to foster its research and industry networks, and to give students the transformative education to compete in today's global market.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 27.03.2015
Improving life for insects in Bristol
The Greater Bristol Pollinator Strategy, a key component of the Get Bristol Buzzing initiative to make life better for pollinating insects in Bristol, was launched this week as part of the city's year as European Green Capital.

Civil Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - 23.03.2015
Health-conscious concrete
Roads that self-repair, bridges filled with first-aid bubbles, buildings with arteries... not some futuristic fantasy but a very real possibility with 'smart' concrete.

Civil Engineering - Mechanical Engineering - 23.03.2015
Health-concious concrete
Roads that self-repair, bridges filled with first-aid bubbles, buildings with arteries... not some futuristic fantasy but a very real possibility with 'smart' concrete.

Civil Engineering - Earth Sciences - 11.03.2015
Scarborough needs light rapid transit, experts say
LRT along major east-west arterial roads make the most sense for Scarborough's urban makeup, according to a new report on rapid transit options from the University of Toronto.

Civil Engineering - Administration - 10.03.2015

Health - Civil Engineering - 09.03.2015
Poche Indigenous health centre opens in Queensland
Poche Indigenous health centre opens in Queensland
Improving health outcomes for urban Indigenous people will be the focus of the UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health , a new centre at The University of Queensland that was officially opened tonight.

Civil Engineering - Health - 09.03.2015
Urban Labs initiative seeks solutions for world’s urban challenges
The University of Chicago is creating a new network of five Urban Labs to address some of the world's most daunting urban problems and help realize the promise of cities in an era of global urbanization.

Civil Engineering - Health - 09.03.2015
Urban Labs Innovation Challenge to focus on Chicago
Although the work of UChicago Urban Labs is global, its inaugural competition for partners seeks promising ideas that can be implemented in the city of Chicago.

Civil Engineering - Economics / Business - 26.02.2015
USDA grant surveys viability for rural-urban food links
To grasp if rural towns benefit from selling local farm products to urban consumers, the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded a $500,000 grant Feb.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 23.02.2015
Concrete solutions to aging bridges
In the Civil Infrastructure Testing and Evaluation Lab at Cato Park, Farshad Rajabipour prepares to add aggregate (crushed rock) to a concrete mixer.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 18.02.2015
Fearless birds and big city spiders: Is urbanization pushing Earth's evolution to a tipping point?
Fearless birds and big city spiders: Is urbanization pushing Earth’s evolution to a tipping point?
That humans and the cities we build affect the ecosystem and even drive some evolutionary change in species' traits is already known.

Civil Engineering - Earth Sciences - 13.02.2015
World crop diversity survives from peri-urban to remote rural locations
Landraces of Andean maize in one of this crop's global agrobiodiversity hotspots that is located in a periurban area near Cochabamba, Bolivia with metro-area population 2.2 million.

Civil Engineering - Economics / Business - 11.02.2015
President Gertler addresses top thinkers and policy makers in India
University of Toronto president Meric Gertler visited India from January 27 to 31, on his first visit to south Asia since becoming president.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 11.02.2015
Urban habitats provide haven for UK bees
Urban environments might not seem the best habitat for pollinators at first glance but a new study, led by the University of Bristol, suggests that bees and other pollinating bugs actually thrive as well in towns and cities as they do in farms and nature reserves. The study, published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society B , has for the first time compared the suitability of different landscapes for pollinating insects across the UK.

History / Archeology - Civil Engineering - 05.02.2015
Q&A: Eric Avila on the bitter legacy of L.A.’s freeways
Courtesy of SPARC UCLA professor Judith Baca's "Division of the Barrios and Chavez Ravine" shows a Chicano family divided by a freeway that encircles them while its support columns crash into houses.

Civil Engineering - 05.02.2015
Revisit the past to discover the cities of the future
Revisit the past to discover the cities of the future
What do we want from our cities in years to come? How should we plan our new urban landscapes? To see where we are going, we must look at our past, so says a co-authored by Nick Dunn, Professor of Urban Design at ImaginationLancaster. The Foresight: Future of Cities project funded by the Government Office for Science asked urban experts to show possible ways cities may develop in the next 50 years.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 14.01.2015
Get Bristol buzzing!
'Get Bristol Buzzing', an initiative to make life better for pollinating insects in Bristol, launches today as part of the city's year as European Green Capital.

Economics / Business - Civil Engineering - 14.01.2015
Principal appointed Chair of City’s Regional Commission on Urban Economic Growth
The Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Anton Muscatelli, is to Chair the Commission on Urban Economic Growth for the new Glasgow City Region.

Social Sciences - Civil Engineering - 08.01.2015
Comment: Poverty is moving to the suburbs – the question is what to do about it
Gwilym Price, Professor of Urban Economics and Social Statistics at the University of Sheffield, comments on the rise of suburban poverty. by Gwilym Price, 8 January 2015, posted on The Conversation The conventional image of suburbia is one of bland affluence and social homogeneity. Suburbs are where the middle classes aspire to make their nests.

Social Sciences - Civil Engineering - 07.01.2015
Social equity in urban transportation planning
During the 20th century, urban transportation planning in North America was mainly concerned with easing traffic congestion, improving safety and saving time for motorists. These days, most cities' transportation plans evoke a more complex blend of environmental, economic, and social-equity goals - all aimed at promoting "sustainability." Yet, many fail to include meaningful measurements of social-equity objectives, such as helping disadvantaged neighborhoods access essential services, according to researchers at McGill University.

Health - Civil Engineering - 19.12.2014
U of T's great cities stories of 2014: the year in review
Across the globe, researchers say, universities play a key role in building and strengthening cities, helping them connect with the world and reinvent themselves in dynamic ways.

Civil Engineering - Earth Sciences - 15.12.2014
Back to the Future with Roman Architectural Concrete
Back to the Future with Roman Architectural Concrete
No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to the Pantheon, Trajan's Markets, the Colosseum, or the other spectacular examples of ancient Roman concrete monuments that have stood the test of time and the elements for nearly two thousand years. A key discovery to understanding the longevity and endurance of Roman architectural concrete has been made by an international and interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers using beams of X-rays at the Advanced Light Source (ALS) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).

Civil Engineering - 05.12.2014
Research Penn State seeking photos for magazine feature
The staff of Research Penn State magazine is looking for research images to run as part of the publication's "At Large" feature.

Civil Engineering - 19.11.2014
Convocation 2014 grads to watch: city builders
Universities play a key role in building and strengthening cities, helping them connect with the world and reinvent themselves in dynamic ways.

Health - Civil Engineering - 13.11.2014

Health - Civil Engineering - 07.11.2014
Leading philanthropist gives $10m for Indigenous health centre at UQ
A Poche Centre for Indigenous Health will be established at The University of Queensland, thanks to a $10 million gift from philanthropist Mr Greg Poche AO.

Health - Civil Engineering - 03.11.2014
Houston joins Cities Changing Diabetes initiative
Houston joins Cities Changing Diabetes initiative
Houston, Texas has joined the Cities Changing Diabetes initiative, an initiative by Novo Nordisk, UCL and the Steno Diabetes Centre to fight the urban diabetes epidemic today.

Civil Engineering - Economics / Business - 29.10.2014
Will the new industrial city work?
The renewal of manufacturing is not an abstract economic issue: It is very much an urban issue. American manufacturing, for instance, rose in cities, and those cities grew around industries from automakers to steelmakers to textiles.

Civil Engineering - 23.10.2014
UK only has 100 seasons left in its soil due to intensive over-farming, University study finds
UK only has 100 seasons left in its soil due to intensive over-farming, University study finds
Home > News > News releases > UK only has 100 seasons left in its soil due to intensive over-farming, University study finds Lack of biodiversity causing a dramatic fall in wildlife populations Solution could be to see our towns and cities as potential farmyards University's Love Square scheme could create urban eco-park in Sheffield city centre if it wins public vote Intensive over-farming in the UK has depleted the soil of the nutrien

Architecture - Civil Engineering - 22.10.2014
Hashim Sarkis named dean of the School of Architecture and Planning
Hashim Sarkis - a prominent scholar of architecture and urbanism, a practicing architect whose works have been built in the United States and the Middle East, and a leading expert on design in the Mi

Civil Engineering - Event - 20.10.2014
Mobile tool allows trail users to learn as they explore L.A. neighborhoods
UCLA An experimental mobile website created by UCLA's Fabian Wagmister, his team at UCLA REMAP and numerous collaborators encourages people to learn about neighborhoods in downtown L.A. as they travel pathways around the Los Angeles State Historic Park.

Social Sciences - Civil Engineering - 16.10.2014
Latin London and every day urban violence
Robbery on buses, hijacked delivery vehicles, muggings on the street, and demands for protection money. This is every day urban violence; a quiet epidemic which plagues Latin American cities. New research, published today in Environment and Urbanization , argues that the continual, daily violence which stalks Latin American cities is now a significant driver for transnational migration.

Civil Engineering - 15.10.2014
Vote for pioneering eco-park scheme to bring wildflowers into the heart of Sheffield
Home > News > News releases > Vote for pioneering eco-park scheme to bring wildflowers into the heart of Sheffield Bid for lottery funding will see new 'wild heart' for Sheffield 'Open-sourc