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.
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.
Upgraded urban travel 'could save $70 trillion by 2050'
Urban planners must re-invent city transportation systems to save up to $70 trillion globally in the next 37 years, a study said on Wednesday citing the examples of Belgrade, Seoul and New York City.
Evolution and neuroscience suggest ways to design more human-centric buildings and cities
Take a walk along Hanover Street in Boston's North End, and you can't help but notice the number of people strolling along the sidewalk, the cozy shops with inviting window displays, the frequent cross streets. ...
Urban vegetation deters crime in Philadelphia
Contrary to convention, vegetation, when well-maintained, can lower the rates of certain types of crime, such as aggravated assault, robbery and burglary, in cities, according to a Temple University study, "Does vegetation ...
Student researchers find urban agriculture thriving in Los Angeles County
A group of graduate students in urban planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs has created the first comprehensive picture of urban agriculture in Los Angeles County.
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Computer model provides important clues for the production of tightly packed electronic components
Greater numbers of ever-smaller components are required to fit on computer chips to meet the ongoing demands of miniaturizing electronic devices. Consequently, computer chips are becoming increasingly crowded. ...
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.