Civil engineering

Civil Engineering - Oct 12
People living in housing built in the last 10 years were more likely to report feeling uncomfortable in their home during lockdown, while those in pre-1919 developments were most likely to be comfortable, according to a new report led by UCL researchers. The research team surveyed 2,500 households across the UK to find out how the design of their homes and neighbourhoods affected their experience of lockdown.
Environment - Civil Engineering - Mar 19, 2019

Cities which have a balance between facilities, housing and natural green spaces have lower levels of socio-economic inequality in the life satisfaction of its residents, according to new research. ‌ In a European-wide study, led by the University of Glasgow MRC/CSO Social & Public Health Sciences Unit and published today in Social Science & Medicine, scientists found links between urban design and levels of inequality in life satisfaction.

Health - Civil Engineering - Apr 4, 2018

Exposure to household air pollution from using wood or coal for cooking and heating is associated with higher risk of death from heart attack and stroke, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Health - Civil Engineering - Feb 7, 2018
Health - Civil Engineering

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.

Civil Engineering - Sep 7, 2018

Children living in greener urban neighbourhoods may have better spatial working memory, according to new research by UCL Institute of Education (IOE). Spatial working memory is a measure of how effective people are at orientation and recording information about their environment.

Civil Engineering - Mar 22, 2018
Civil Engineering

City food growers wanted for international research project

Health - Civil Engineering - Feb 6, 2018

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. The new project will create one of the world's leading research centres in this field: the ‘London Hub for Urban Health, Sustainability & Equality'.


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