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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 - 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.

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 - Administration - 10.03.2015

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.

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.

Business / Economics - 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.

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 - 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

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

Civil Engineering - Social Sciences - 18.09.2014
A step into the unmown creates a 'win-win' for wildlife and humans
A step into the unmown creates a ’win-win’ for wildlife and humans
A step into the unmown creates a 'win-win' for wildlife and humans Creating unmown areas in an urban park can significantly increase flowers and pollinating insects while also leading to a greater enjoyment of the space by people, according to a University of Sussex study.

Health - Civil Engineering - 29.07.2014
Urbanisation of rural Africa associated with increased risk of heart disease and diabetes
The increasing urbanisation of rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa could lead to an explosion in incidences of heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study carried out in Uganda which found that

Environment - Civil Engineering - 11.07.2014

Business / Economics - Civil Engineering - 07.07.2014
Let the people co-create our cities of the future, urge University of Birmingham experts
The UK's cities of the future should be “self-made”, with citizens being enabled to help generate their own vision of urban living and to elect non-partisan leaders who can deliver it, urges a new Policy Commission report.

Civil Engineering - Life Sciences - 19.06.2014
Exploring the lives of urban peregrines
Press release issued: 19 June 2014 A new book, the first in-depth focus on the lives of peregrines in towns and cities, is published this month by a researcher at the University of Bristol.

Health - Civil Engineering - 28.03.2014
UCL and Novo Nordisk partner to take action against urban diabetes
UCL is partnering with Novo Nordisk and the Steno Diabetes Center - a world leading institution in diabetes care and prevention - to launch the Cities Changing Diabetes initiative, an ambitious new partnership programme to fight urban diabetes.

Civil Engineering - 24.03.2014

Civil Engineering - 07.03.2014
Mapping cities of the future
Software with the potential to make our future cities more efficient and regeneration plans for Swansea High Street were on show as Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude visited the University's School of Planning and Geography yesterday. The Minister met with students and lecturers at the forefront of the development of tools and designs that will ensure the cities of today are fit for the future.

Health - Civil Engineering - 28.02.2014
Cities of dreams... and death
The fate of migrants moving to cities in 17thand 18th-century England demonstrates how a single pathogen could dramatically alter the risks associated with migration and migratory patterns today.

Health - Civil Engineering - 26.02.2014

Social Sciences - Civil Engineering - 06.02.2014
New urban research centre to break down Big Data
Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Dr Piyushimita (Vonu) Thakuriah: Research Profile School of Social and Political Sciences College of Social Sciences The University of Glasgow has received

Civil Engineering - Environment - 18.11.2013

Civil Engineering - History / Archeology - 07.11.2013
New model for urban regeneration launches in Sheffield
New model for urban regeneration launches in Sheffield
This weekend (9-10 November 2013) academics from the University of Sheffield will open the doors to a new space aiming to provide a model for urban regeneration - Furnace Park.

Business / Economics - Civil Engineering - 06.11.2013
HS2 or what? Experts debate real impact for Birmingham
Gisela Stuart, MP for Birmingham, Edgbaston, will chair a one-off debate at the University of Birmingham this week on what HS2 will mean for the Midlands.

Civil Engineering - Business / Economics - 01.10.2013
Making clean drinking water universally available is 'achievable'
Making clean drinking water universally available is 'achievable'
Making clean drinking water globally accessible is one of the biggest challenges of this century. Yet a new study by Oxford University contends that this goal is achievable if the key elements of good governance and management are adopted. It proposes a framework built on examples of good practice in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa - areas which the authors argue present the most severe challenges of all the developing countries.

Civil Engineering - Life Sciences - 13.09.2013
Concrete which can heal its own cracks
Cardiff University researcher Dr Diane Gardner has won the 'You Heard It Here First' event at the British Science Festival for her work on self-healing concrete.

Civil Engineering - Life Sciences - 12.08.2013
Wildflowers sown across Bristol to encourage insect life
Cornflowers, poppies, buttercups and other wildflowers will be blooming across the city this summer as part of a three year, 1.3 million research project led by the University of Bristol.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 29.04.2013
New book equips next generation with tools to make cities more energy efficient
New book equips next generation with tools to make cities more energy efficient
A guide for understanding how cities can be more energy efficient is being launched this week. Understanding the impact that biomass burning stoves in rural Kenya are having on the environment and models that enable planners to plot a path for reducing carbon dioxide emissions in cities are some of the topics covered in a new textbook, developed by academics from Imperial College London.

Civil Engineering - Social Sciences - 26.04.2013
The honey and the ivy - why gardeners’ foe is the bees’ friend
The honey and the ivy - why gardeners' foe is the bees' friend Ivy, often maligned as a garden pest, is vital to honey bees and other pollinators seeking food in autumn, new research from the University of Sussex reveals. The research, carried out by scientists at the University's Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects ( LASI ) is published online today (26 April 2013) in the journal Insect Conservation and Diversity 1 .

Civil Engineering - 27.03.2013
Early Easter egg for Yorkshire's first urban breeding pair of Peregrine Falcons
Early Easter egg for Yorkshire’s first urban breeding pair of Peregrine Falcons
The pair of Peregrine Falcons who have set up home on a special nesting platform at St George's Church in Sheffield have laid their first egg of the breeding season.

Civil Engineering - 05.03.2013
University Peregrine Falcons now on live webcam
Yorkshire's first urban breeding pair of Peregrine Falcons is now available to view on a live webcam via the University of Sheffield's website.

Environment - Civil Engineering - 22.01.2013
Citizen science project inspires thousands to rediscover the outdoors
Citizen science project inspires thousands to rediscover the outdoors
Over the past five years, more than half a million people from towns and cities up and down the country have been exploring their local green spaces as part of the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) project, led by Imperial College London and supported by a 14 million Big Lottery Fund grant. Many participants were carrying out a nature survey for the very first time and have provided important data about biodiversity, including information about some places - particularly urban areas of deprivation - never sampled before by scientists.

Civil Engineering - 22.11.2012

Civil Engineering - Environment - 13.11.2012
New Warwick book tells human tale behind decline of industrial cities
The stories behind the warehouses, mills and factories left abandoned in cities that were once heartlands of heavy industry are the subject of a new University of Warwick book.

Civil Engineering - 12.11.2012
New scientists appointed for cities research using New York as ‘living lab’
Two researchers have joined the University of Warwick to tackle the challenges faced by cities in the 21 st century as part of the New York-based Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP ).

Civil Engineering - Social Sciences - 08.11.2012
Divided cities do not flourish
Divided cities do not flourish
In divided cities, place-based research and activism can enable communities to collectively reclaim their memories." —Wendy Pullan Divided cities such as Jerusalem, Belfast and Nicosia will permanently retain the symptoms of cities at war while the physical features of their division remain, says research announced today.

Civil Engineering - Administration - 25.09.2012
How to crowdsource your happy space
How to crowdsource your happy space
A new online platform will harness crowdsourcing to identify the visual cues that lead people to perceive an urban space as happy, quiet or beautiful - focusing initially on London.

Health - Civil Engineering - 17.09.2012
Biggest European health study identifies key priorities in 26 cities
Researchers have announced the results of the largest ever health and lifestyle survey of cities and conurbations across Europe – including five British urban centres. The research examined and compared the health, life expectancy and lifestyles of the populations of 26 European cities (the Euro-26) and found major differences, not only between cities, but within individual urban areas too.

Civil Engineering - Life Sciences - 06.09.2012

Civil Engineering - 24.08.2012
Booklet published to celebrate 8 million walk-ways fifth anniversary
A multi-million pound river walk created by experts from the University of Sheffield and other volunteers from across the city is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a new booklet telling the trials and tribulations of its formation.

Civil Engineering - 22.08.2012
Building a brighter future
Engineering students were given an invaluable insight into pioneering construction work as they helped lay the foundations of the University of Sheffield's new Graduate School.

Civil Engineering - 01.08.2012
Leaky water pipes problem solved by Sheffield engineers
A leak detection system that can identify damaged water pipes swiftly and accurately has been developed by engineers at the University of Sheffield. Leaky pipes are a common problem for the water industry: according to Ofwat, between 20 and 40 per cent of our total water supply can be lost through damaged pipes.

Civil Engineering - Environment - 18.07.2012
Significant reduction in pollution achieved by creating green walls
Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster (UK) argue that by ‘greening up' our streets a massive 30% reduction in pollution could be achieved, according to research published today (18 July 2012) in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.

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