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.

Predicting gentrification through social networking data

13 Apr 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 Apr 2016

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

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Timber skyscrapers could transform London’s skyline

08 Apr 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 Nov 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 Oct 2015

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

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Cities at risk

07 Sep 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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Cambridge awarded £18 million in funding to support UK infrastructure research

24 Mar 2015

Funding announced by the Chancellor in last week’s budget is part of a wider £138 million programme to support the UK’s infrastructure and cities.

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Seeds to skyscrapers

24 Jun 2014

Wood is one of the oldest building materials but its use is limited by its properties. With new funding, researchers aim to stretch these properties...

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Better building through design

04 Jun 2014

The construction industry could slash its carbon emissions by as much as 50% by optimising the design of new buildings, which currently use double...

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Cities of dreams... and death

28 Feb 2014

The fate of migrants moving to cities in 17th- and 18th-century England demonstrates how a single pathogen could dramatically alter the risks...

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Cambridge unveils plans to become Retrofit City

12 Jun 2013

A new network of public and private sector organisations aims to carry out retrofits across Cambridge, bringing down carbon emissions, cutting energy...

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Cities and how we live in them

19 Feb 2013

More and more of us live in cities where disparate communities jostle for space. Eminent sociologist Richard Sennett will give a public lecture on...

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