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Machine Learning to Help Optimize Traffic and Reduce Pollution

October 29, 2018

Berkeley Lab researchers use algorithms for smart and sustainable mobility solutions Applying artificial intelligence to self-driving cars to…
Vehicle Data Obtained from Toyota Connected Cars to be Used for Road Maintenance Inspections

July 18, 2018

Data verification testing will support Toyota City administrative services. Toyota City, Japan, July 18, 2018-Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota),…
Optimising flow within mobility systems with AI

May 24, 2018

The Turing and Toyota Mobility Foundation collaborate to modernise city planning and traffic management. The Alan Turing Institute…
Edmonton’s core better equipped than outskirts to support people who want to grow old in their own homes: study

May 15, 2018

Urban planners could find ways to make communities on the outskirts of Edmonton easier for older residents to…
Every tree counts – you can’t imagine how important trees are for weather in the cities

August 1, 2017

People love green cities. Trees seem to bring some nature into a somewhat cold and lifeless environment of…
Open Innovation for Smart and Inclusive Cities

February 5, 2017

Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini (FGB), Open Incet and FabriQ launch the 2017 International Call for Solutions on Open Innovation…
Himalaya Study Eyes How Urban Shifts Affect Land Uses and Natural Disasters

January 19, 2017

The Hindu Kush Himalayan region is home to an 800-mile mountain range that spans eight countries with more…
Unleashing a digital approach to urban planning

November 19, 2015

A new app that could improve public engagement with the urban planning process has been chosen as a…
More gentrification, displacement in Bay Area forecast

August 25, 2015

The San Francisco Bay Area’s transformation into a sprawling, exclusive and high-income community with less and less room…
NSF-Funded Urban Water Initiative

August 14, 2015

Urban planning professor Gary Pivo of the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture will serve as deputy…
Professor’s Wearable Tech Study Tracks Impact of Tysons Corner Redevelopment

August 3, 2015

Just outside Washington, D.C., Tysons Corner is undergoing one of the most ambitious re-urbanization projects in the world.…
Satellite imagery can aid development projects

March 23, 2015

Projects that target aid toward villages and rural areas in the developing world often face time-consuming challenges, even…
Mobile Phone Activity as a Driving Force for Urban Developments

January 8, 2015

A study recently published on suggests that measurements of mobile phone activity could be used as a fingerprint…
What you tweet when you go party can be useful for improving urban planning

December 30, 2014

Millions of Twitter users are constantly reporting where they are and what they are doing. With this information,…
Promise of advanced manufacturing suggests new ways to reshape urban space

October 30, 2014

The renewal of manufacturing is not an abstract economic issue: It is very much an urban issue. American…
Designing future cities

October 8, 2014

A hundred years ago, one out of every five people lived in urban areas. By 2050, that number…
Lego housing, automatic ambulances and car-free streets

October 2, 2014

What will Bristol be like in 2070? A new report released yesterday [1 October] suggests a number of ideas…
Still a Lot to Learn About India’s Deadly Air Pollution

August 12, 2014

What exactly is the relationship between exposure to air pollution and its effect on human health? How much…
Scientists Predict Massive Urban Growth, Creation of ’Megalopolis’ in the U.S. Southeast in Next 45 Years

July 29, 2014

Urban areas in the Southeastern United States will double in size by 2060 unless there are significant changes…
Formula calculates thickness of bombproof concrete

July 2, 2014

A new type of steel-reinforced concrete protects buildings better from bomb attacks. Researchers have developed a formula to…
Flight of fiction, now future prediction

July 1, 2014

Personal air vehicles (PAVs), lightweight four to five-seater aircraft that anyone with a driver’s licence could fly are…
Life of city buildings can be reduced by trees and plants

June 27, 2014

Green spaces in towns and cities need extra consideration as they may be damaging buildings in the area,…
King’s and Warwick to establish Centre for Urban Science and Progress

June 17, 2014

King’s College London and the University of Warwick, in partnership with New York University, plan a major initiative…
Urban physics: serendipitous observation leads to research linking physics and urban planning

April 22, 2014

Franz-Josef Ulm and a colleague were taking a break from a tough problem one afternoon when they spotted…
Better urban planning can save koalas

March 27, 2014

To support genetic diversity, koalas need to be able to move safely across the ground in urban areas.…
Update: Equations connect ancient settlements to modern cities

March 5, 2014

Visitors to the ancient city of Teotihuacan—with its pyramidal structures arranged in careful geometric patterns, its temples, and…
In The World: Mapping the logistics of megacities

September 10, 2013

As ever-larger “megacities” become home to more and more of the world’s people, the supply chains that bring…
30 Years of City Growth Seen From Space

July 30, 2013

Since the launch of its first satellite in 1972, the eight NASA/USGS Landsat satellites have made the longest continuous observations…
Securing Sydney’s Urban Planning by the Use of Gaming Technology

July 17, 2013

A world-first interactive replica of Sydney’s CBD created with commercial gaming technology is providing a prototype for international…
Growing out versus filling in: how about we all grow up?

May 3, 2013

 It’s a debate that’s been raging for decades and dominates academic and popular urban planning discourse: urban sprawl…
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