Urban Research

A new study from the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy measures access to public transport in 26 global cities.

October 25, 2016
An initiative is collecting data with a mobile app and visualizing it with balloons and a map.
Brendon Bosworth October 20, 2016

New research shows a correlation between increasing intensity of the urban ‘heat-island effect’ and suicides among seniors 65 and older, the Taipei Times reports.

August 25, 2016
‘The future of sustainable cities has to take into account … a re-belief in planning and an understanding that the market cannot deliver everything,’ says the curator of the ‘Conflicts of an Urban Age’ exhibit, which opened in May.
Alex Ulam July 21, 2016

The MIT News looks at some of the most interesting urban data projects coming out of the university’s labs. 

June 7, 2016

A number of factors, from violence to income disparity, go into the new index, the World Economic Forum says. 

February 15, 2016

Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology sees energy production potential in warm underground water below cities, according to Science Daily

December 23, 2015

University of Leeds researchers are developing next-generation robots and drones capable of spotting problems and performing repairs, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

October 20, 2015

Temporary road closures don’t alter driving habits, a professor of transportation writes in The Conversation

September 30, 2015

New academic research concludes that the layout of city streets directly correlates to rates of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses, Urban Land reports. 

January 5, 2015
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