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.

Waterworld: can we learn to live with flooding?

03 June 2016

Flash floods, burst riverbanks, overflowing drains, contaminants leaching into waterways: some of the disruptive, damaging and hazardous...

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Innovating for the future of cities

01 June 2016

Today, we commence a month-long focus on the future of cities. To begin, Doug Crawford-Brown, Robert Mair and Koen Steemers describe the...

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Walking and cycling good for health even in cities with higher levels of air pollution

05 May 2016

The health benefits of walking and cycling outweigh the negative effects on health of air pollution, even in cities with high levels of air...

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Predicting gentrification through social networking data

13 April 2016

Data from location-based social networks may be able to predict when a neighbourhood will go through the process of gentrification, by identifying...

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Opinion: Here’s how tweets and check-ins can be used to spot early signs of gentrification

12 April 2016

Desislava Hristova (Computer Laboratory) discusses how data from location-based social networks can be used to predict when a neighbourhood will...

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Timber skyscrapers could transform London’s skyline

08 April 2016

London’s first timber skyscraper could be a step closer to reality this week after researchers presented Mayor of London Boris Johnson with...

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Funding boost for infrastructure research at Cambridge

30 November 2015

Two new funding initiatives at the University of Cambridge will support the UK’s infrastructure and cities. 

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New partnerships for ‘low carbon cities’ in the UK and China

23 October 2015

Researchers from UK and Chinese universities, including the University of Cambridge, are collaborating on four new projects to work towards...

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Cities at risk

07 September 2015

New model says world cities face expected losses of $4.6 trillion in economic output over the next decade as a result of natural or man-made ...

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