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Article ID: 707319

How Innovative Funding Sources Can Secure Sustainable Infrastructure for Cities

Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)

HARC released a special report today for public and private sector leaders that addresses how to fund critical infrastructure required to maintain the safety and well-being of cities and communities. The Green Paper is entitled “Funding Resilience in the Greater Houston Region: Synopsis from a Public-Private Sector Workshop.”

Released:
31-Jan-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 706454

MSU faculty member calls for data utilization to augment community resilience after lessons learned from Camp Fire

Mississippi State University

A Mississippi State civil engineering faculty member who researches resilience against extreme events and natural hazards is responding to lessons learned from California’s deadly Camp Fire by outlining how to utilize the power of data to improve disaster response and minimize economic loss and human harm in similar events.

Released:
14-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
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    2-Jan-2019 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 705764

Evaluation of Prestressed Concrete Bridges under Light Rail Loading

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

A field work study of four bridges in Denver, Colorado was conducted to assess the behavior of prestressed concrete bridges carrying light rail transit loadings.

Released:
20-Dec-2018 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703503

Valuing older buildings: Architecture professor's book argues for reuse rather than wrecking ball

University of Washington

In her new book, Kathryn Rogers Merlino, University of Washington associate professor of architecture, argues for the environmental benefit of reusing buildings rather than tearing them down and building anew.

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6-Nov-2018 6:05 PM EST

Arts and Humanities

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    31-Oct-2018 9:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 703074

‘Smart Shrinkage’ in Small Towns Driven by Strong Social Infrastructure

Iowa State University

As small Iowa towns continue to lose population, a strong social infrastructure – rather than economic or physical factors – determines whether residents report greater quality of life, according to new research out of Iowa State University.

Released:
30-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 702861

Research Investigates 'Smart' Highway Signs to Prevent Wrong-Way Driving Crashes

Florida State University

Psychology Professor Wally Boot, an expert on cognition and perception, led a research project that examined "smarter" highway signs and identified the most effective ones to prevent wrong-way driving crashes. His research recommendations are now being used by the Florida Department of Transportation in the construction of new highway interchanges in the state and will guide future design, too.

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30-Oct-2018 10:40 AM EDT
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    22-Oct-2018 5:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702497

Rising Temperatures and Human Activity are Increasing Storm Runoff and Flash Floods

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Columbia Engineers show for the first time that runoff extremes have dramatically increased in response to climate and human-induced changes. Their findings demonstrate a large increase in precipitation and runoff extremes driven by human activity and climate change.

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19-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

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