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Shaping the world around us
As populations grow, so do the pressures on cities and their residents. From neighbourhood design to dog parks, from innovation to immigration, our scholars study every aspect of how our urban centres grow and evolve.
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Walkability in urban design: Building health into the places we live
Do our neighbourhoods affect our health? UCalgary researchers study walkability in our built environments to learn how we can design healthier places to live for
Pets and the city
Responsible pet ownership in crowded urban centres
As our cities become more and more crowded, and more of us choose to live with pets, how do we ensure that animals and people can co-exist?
Turning research into commerce in a down market
What happens when an industry that fuels explosive growth collapses? That depends on the ability of the marketplace to adapt and change course.
Intelligent traffic systems
Studies in urban transportation and traffic management
At UCalgary's Schulich School of Engineering, researchers study innovative “ring” transit routes, commuter behavior, navigation systems, cycling alternatives and everything in-between in an effort to make getting around easier and more efficient.
Resettling those who have lost everything
In a world facing a global refugee crisis, with ever more people fleeing their homelands, how do we make sure newcomers fit in successfully?
Building smart, safe and sustainable cities
As millions of people flock to urban centres around the world, there is an urgent need to create better cities — and researchers at UCalgary are working to build smarter, safer and more sustainable urban environments.
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Quick start guide for entrepreneurs
How can we turn a downturn into an opportunity?
How do you rebuild after you've lost everything?
Can you recycle an entire house?
Will self-driving cars solve our traffic problems?
Can your garage make you less neighbourly?
Can we make traffic jams obsolete?
Choosing a neighbourhood for kids
Citizen Dog: A how-to guide to responsible dog ownership
Ingredients for entrepreneurial success
Pets, people and urban places
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