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Civil Engineering - 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.

Health - Civil 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 - Mechanical Engineering - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Civil 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 - Civil Engineering - 09.10.2015
Academics shaping UN policy on "critical global challenges"

Social Sciences - Civil Engineering - 23.09.2015
Glasgow-Nankai partnership shares funding to research urban transformation in China

Civil Engineering - 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 - Environment - 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 - Environment - 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 - 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 - 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
Outdoor learning reaches lofty new heights

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
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 - 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.

Civil Engineering - 31.07.2014
A tribute to Professor Sir Peter Hall (1932-2014)
A tribute to Professor Sir Peter Hall (1932-2014)

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
Trees company: academic praised for forest work

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
Get involved with #MuseumWeek on Twitter
Get involved with #MuseumWeek on Twitter

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
Health leaders set to brainstorm best-practice in Manchester

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
New centre launches today

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.

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 - 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.