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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.

Civil Engineering - Earth Sciences - 01.12.2017
Undersea Topography Generates Hot Spots of Ocean Mixing
Undersea Topography Generates Hot Spots of Ocean Mixing
Using underwater robots in the waters surrounding Antarctica, scientists at Caltech have shown that the intersection of strong currents with the slope of landmasses rising from the ocean floor makes a significant contribution to the mixing of different waters in the Southern Ocean.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 22.11.2017

Environment - Civil Engineering - 20.11.2017
Poorer communities need empowering in order to become more resilient to natural disasters
People in poor urban areas are the least likely to be able to rebuild their lives after a natural disaster, and need support in order to become more sustainable, according to research from the University of Nottingham.

Innovation - Civil Engineering - 20.11.2017
MIT launches China Future City Lab
MIT launches China Future City Lab
MIT has launched a unique new urban research and innovation program that looks to advance city life in China through an ambitious range of academic and entrepreneurial activities.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 17.11.2017

Civil Engineering - Career - 16.11.2017
Urban Displacement Project expands, updates its Northern California maps
Urban Displacement Project expands, updates its Northern California maps
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Civil Engineering - Career - 16.11.2017
Urban Displacement Project pushes its research boundaries
Urban Displacement Project pushes its research boundaries
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Environment - Civil Engineering - 14.11.2017
Millions of city trees at risk from rising temperatures
A new study has found that almost one quarter of trees in Australian cities are at risk from increasing temperatures in urban environments due to climate change and urban heat islands, posing a threat to some tree species in our cities. Researchers from the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland from the Clean Air and Urban Landscapes Hub (CAUL) have found that 24 per cent of all public trees (35 per cent of species) in Australia's cities are at high risk from increased temperatures by 2070, in the business-as-usual emissions scenario.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 26.10.2017
How cities can fight climate change most effectively
How cities can fight climate change most effectively
What are the best ways for U.S. cities to combat climate change? A new study co-authored by an MIT professor indicates it will be easier for cities to reduce emissions coming from residential energy use rather than from local transportation - and this reduction will happen mostly thanks to better building practices, not greater housing density.

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 - 02.10.2017
Head in the clouds: innovative data installation chosen for Seoul Biennale
An innovative installation developed by Dr Nerea Calvillo of the University of Warwick's Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) is one of the pieces chosen for display at the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Civil Engineering - 14.06.2017
Tesla lost $700 million last year, so why is its valuation $60 billion?
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