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.

Kibera slum, Nairobi, Kenya

Darwin College’s Earthshot Prize nomination Sanergy announced as a finalist

17 Sep 2021

Darwin College, Cambridge, has announced that Sanergy, one of its nominated solutions for the Earthshot Prize 2021, has been selected as one of 15...

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The energy researcher who wants to build better to consume less

15 Sep 2021

Against a global backdrop of rising energy demands and finite resources, Rihab Khalid set out to understand how buildings can become more energy...

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3D holographic head-up display could improve road safety

26 Apr 2021

Researchers have developed the first LiDAR-based augmented reality head-up display for use in vehicles. Tests on a prototype version of the...

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World-first sustainable office retrofit begins at new CISL headquarters

09 Mar 2021

The University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) has announced the start of works on its new visionary headquarters. This...

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Ground breaking in Nanjing

Cambridge and Nanjing break ground on 'smart cities' Centre

10 Sep 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 Mar 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 Jan 2017

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

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Living on the edge: succeeding in the slums

30 Jun 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. Nowhere...

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Would you live in a city made of bone?

23 Jun 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 nature...

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How does your smart city grow?

17 Jun 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 Jun 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 make...

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

10 Jun 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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