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Administration/Government - Civil Engineering/Traffic 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/Traffic Engineering - Business/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/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
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/Traffic Engineering
20.03.2017
Colin Bailey appointed President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London
Colin Bailey appointed President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has appointed a new President and Principal.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Administration/Government
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/Traffic Engineering - Administration/Government
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.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
19.12.2016
University partners in EU project to create new green spaces in Liverpool
University researchers are partnering with Liverpool City Council and Mersey Forest on a £3.4M EU research project to create `green corridors' in key locations across the city with a view to finding out how they improve city living.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
25.11.2016
Dark Matters - shedding light on cities at night
Dark Matters – shedding light on cities at night
The glare of almost perpetual digital day light is stealing those all-important fundamental relationships with our nocturnal cities.
Physics/Materials Science - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
23.11.2016
Sensing the stresses in advanced composite structures
Sensing the stresses in advanced composite structures
Advanced composites such as glass fibre reinforced polymers (GFRPs) are light, stiff, strong, durable materials that can be flexibly shaped to build large load-bearing structures.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Event
15.11.2016
Top film award for Urban Studies
A film featuring skateboarders, and involving the University of Glasgow's Urban Studies researchers, has been named Best Research Film 2016 in the AHRC Research in Film Awards, 2016.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Earth Sciences
08.11.2016
Opinion: How the UK and India can lead the development of ecologically smart cities
Bhaskar Vira and Eszter Kovacs (Department of Geography and University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute) discuss how lessons learned about water management in Nepal and India can guide how cities can be made "ecologically smart".
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
31.10.2016
Medicine/Pharmacology - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
27.10.2016
Schmallenberg virus may reappear, warn experts
Schmallenberg virus may reappear, warn experts
Schmallenberg virus is unlikely to be circulating in the south of England, but more needs to be done to warn vets and farmers of future disease outbreaks, a new University of Liverpool study reports. Lack of Schmallenberg virus circulation makes governments, vets and farmers lose awareness, but decreasing herd immunity could lead to outbreaks in the years to come, the research suggests.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Medicine/Pharmacology
18.10.2016
Join the debate and help shape modern urban living
Join the debate and help shape modern urban living
People living in Bristol will have the opportunity to debate the challenges of modern urban living and help improve the city's health, well-being and prosperity at a free event tomorrow.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
12.10.2016
Zeetta Networks signs co-operation agreement with Bristol Is Open
Zeetta Networks signs co-operation agreement with Bristol Is Open
Zeetta Networks announced today [Wednesday 12 October] that it has signed an agreement with Bristol Is Open for the deployment of Zeetta's NetOS on the Bristol Is Open network in the world's first use of open networking technologies orchestrating a diverse Smart City network.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Social Sciences
30.09.2016
’Extreme sleepover #19’ - Living beside Uruguay’s Mother Dump?
In a new podcast, Patrick O‘Hare describes his time with the clasificadores - the families who scavenge Montevideo's pungent 'wastescape' to recover and classify anything that is valuable, usable or edible.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Architecture
30.06.2016
Living on the edge: succeeding in the slums
Cities exist in a state of constant flux: not always 'smart' and successful, they can be vulnerable, chaotic and seem on the edge of failure.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Architecture
23.06.2016
Would you live in a city made of bone?
The cities of today are built with concrete and steel - but some Cambridge researchers think that the cities of the future need to go back to nature if they are to support an ever-expanding population, while keeping carbon emissions under control.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
31.05.2016
Live from the Hive: world's first live tweeting honeybees in Bristol project
Live from the Hive: world’s first live tweeting honeybees in Bristol project
A new project comparing the lives of bees living in the countryside with those in the city is being launched today, featuring the world's first live tweeting honeybees.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
26.05.2016
Bristol citizens in driving seat for urban regeneration project
Bristol citizens in driving seat for urban regeneration project
People living in Bristol are set to benefit from a new UK research and innovation initiative that will put them in the driving seat to help improve the city's health, well-being and prosperity as they face up to challenges of modern urban living.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
17.05.2016
International workshop reveals shared urban challenges
International workshop reveals shared urban challenges
That was the conclusion of a workshop on ‘Urban Dialogues' held in Brazil earlier this month, organised by Dr Sarah Ayres from the University of Bristol and Professor Clélio Campolina Diniz of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Social Sciences - Civil Engineering/Traffic 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/Traffic 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.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Medicine/Pharmacology
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/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
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.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Civil Engineering/Traffic 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.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
03.12.2015
Researchers from Sheffield to collaborate on £138m Infrastructure and Cities Hub
In the spending review and autumn statement announced by the UK Chancellor, George Osborne last week, construction work on the UK Collaboratorium for Research in Infrastructure and Cities (UKCRIC) hub, which has secured £138million of funding, was included in the key project starts for next year.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
24.11.2015
Centre for Urban Science and Progress in London
King's and Warwick partner with NYU to establish Centre for Urban Science and Progress in London King's College London, the University of Warwick and New York University (NYU), have signed an agreeme
Civil Engineering/Traffic 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/Traffic 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.
Administration/Government - Civil Engineering/Traffic 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.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
09.10.2015
Social Sciences - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
23.09.2015
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Business/Economics
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/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
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/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
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/Traffic 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.
Architecture - Civil Engineering/Traffic 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/Traffic Engineering - Literature/Linguistics
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.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Civil Engineering/Traffic 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/Traffic Engineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
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/Traffic Engineering - Mechanical Engineering/Mechanics
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/Traffic Engineering - Administration/Government
10.03.2015
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Environment/Sustainable Development
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.
Civil Engineering/Traffic 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/Sustainable Development - Civil Engineering/Traffic 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.
Business/Economics - Civil Engineering/Traffic 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/Traffic 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.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Civil Engineering/Traffic 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/Traffic 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
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