Needed: a global bioinformatics system
A global information infrastructure is critical to making intelligent decisions about the grand challenge of rapid shifts occurring in the environment and life on Earth.
New software forecasts noise levels in the street
University of Granada researchers are working on the application of neural networks to develop a urban noise forecasting model, which would be very useful to people who is interested in buying a new house.
3D planning tool for the city of tomorrow
Noise levels, fine particulate matter, traffic volumes these data are of interest to urban planners and residents alike. A three-dimensional presentation will soon make it easier to handle them: as ...
Columbia engineers map energy use in NYC buildings
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cities across the globe are trying to develop plans to cut down their energy consumption and lower their carbon footprint by reducing the associated greenhouse gas emissions. While initial efforts have focused ...
Glimmers of green hope for Asian cities
The air in most Asian cities is getting more polluted and the rivers filthier, but experts say there are many reasons to believe in a green vision for the region as urbanisation powers ahead.
Designing a city for safe protests
Civil protests, from peaceful sit-ins at the Pentagon to violent riots in Cairo, nonetheless share some common characteristics. To study how protests evolve in public spaces, Dr. Tali Hatuka, an architect and head of Tel ...
Researchers study older adults' plans for relocation
(PhysOrg.com) -- A University of Kansas study helps family members and urban planners predict which seniors will relocate and what the effects will be.
Santa Fe homeowners weigh in on landscape preferences
While municipalities may mandate communitywide water conservation measures, individuals—particularly homeowners—can make significant contributions to water conservation in urban environments. Hoping to ...
Free as a bird? Researchers find that man-made development affects bird flight patterns and populations
It may seem like birds have the freedom to fly wherever they like, but researchers at the University of Missouri have shown that what's on the ground has a great effect on where a bird flies. This information ...
Lose the fat: Targeting grease to curtail sewer overflows
Sewer overflows are a nasty business, posing dangers to human health and the environment. North Carolina State University is launching a new project with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that targets ...
Urban areas offer hidden biodiversity
(PhysOrg.com) -- Urban areas around the world are places of hidden biodiversity that need to be protected and encouraged through smart urban design, said an authority in green city design.
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