Results for: Smart Cities

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December 15, 2016

Resilience Under Fire: New Research Outlines How Communities Can Weather Our Changing Climate

Researchers from across the Virginia Tech campus and their collaborators came together on November 16 for a research symposium designed to showcase faculty and student research projects during the Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience (GFURR.)

November 03, 2016

Researchers Will Present Results of Summer Projects at Symposium Nov. 16

Hosted at the Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, the GFURR Summer Research Symposium brings together university researchers and partner organizations to facilitate conversations about patterns and processes of urbanization and regional development, with a special emphasis on the long-term resilience.

March 11, 2016

Award-winning App Reveals Where Resources are Most Needed in Weather Emergencies

When extreme weather strikes, isolated populations often find themselves vulnerable in the face of environmental hazards and limited access to disaster relief resources. But PIE Viz, a new tool developed by the Population Health Sciences Department and theBiocomplexity Institute of Virginia Tech, could help disaster planners address these risks before they happen. 

October 08, 2015

Grant Supports New Interdisciplinary PhD Program Focused on Big Data and Urbanization

Virginia Tech will create a new Ph.D. certificate program focused on big data and urbanization with a grant of nearly $3 million over a five-year period from the National Science Foundation Research Traineeship Program.