Over half the world’s population lives in urban areas. The quality of life in future cities depends on the innovations we put in place today.

Ground breaking in Nanjing

Cambridge and Nanjing break ground on 'smart cities' Centre

10 September 2019

The University of Cambridge and the Nanjing Municipal Government have broken ground on the Cambridge University-Nanjing Centre of Technology and...

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Cambridge and Nanjing launch strategic collaboration

27 March 2018

The new joint centre will support innovative research into smart cities and fully integrated urban environments.

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Opinion: How we can make super-fast hyperloop travel a reality

13 January 2017

Trains are getting increasingly faster, but as Professor Hugh Hunt from the Department of Engineering explains, the 'super-fast hyperloop' could...

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Living on the edge: succeeding in the slums

30 June 2016

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....

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Would you live in a city made of bone?

23 June 2016

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...

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How does your smart city grow?

17 June 2016

The Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction is building on advances in sensing technology to learn everything possible about a city’s...

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How to build a healthier city

13 June 2016

Life in towns and cities can grind you down, but putting health and wellbeing at the centre of new housing and infrastructure developments could...

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Going green: why don't we all do it?

10 June 2016

From wind turbines and solar photovoltaics to grey water recycling and electric vehicles, technology is making it ever easier for us to be green...

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Blueprint

Blueprint for success: what makes a city thrive?

07 June 2016

Why is Milton Keynes one of the most successful cities in the UK, and Dundee one of the least? What gives Leeds its economic edge over Liverpool?...

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