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UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center Included in $6 Million NSF Award, Bringing Development Opportunities of New Resilient Eco-friendly Water Sensors

Urban Planning

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $6 million project to a group of researchers from partnering universities, including a team from UAB led by Dr. Rouzbeh Nazari, to fund the Development of New Resilient Eco-friendly Water Testing Sensors.

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UAB Team Awarded $240,000 Project to Fund Proactive Waste Management in Alabama and Mississippi

Urban Planning

The project, awarded by by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and led by Dr. Rouzbeh Nazari, aims to develop an early landfill fire identification system using infrared land surface thermography in rural areas.


UAB Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus to Join Local MAX Fleet

Emerging Technology

The innovative and environmentally friendly bus is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell and produces no tailpipe emissions.

Read more: UAB Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus

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UAB helps Birmingham land IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant

Urban Planning

Mayor William Bell announced that Birmingham, in collaboration with UAB's Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center, is one of 16 cities selected worldwide to receive an IBM Smarter Cities Challenge grant.

Read more: IBM Smarter Cities Challenge Grant

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World Congress "Smart Healthy Cities"

Sustainable Solutions

On Oct 27 - 31, 2013, UAB Sustainable Smart Cities participated in the World Congress "Smart Healthy Cities" in Brazil.  

Read more: SDPS 2013

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UAB, Birmingham partner to create smarter, healthier city

Urban Planning

The City of Birmingham and the University of Alabama at Birmingham took a major step toward smarter, healthier and more sustainable development with the Feb. 27, 2013 signing of a memorandum of understanding to partner on projects such as energy efficiency and city planning that accounts for a more “livable” city.

Read more: UAB, Birmingham partnership

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SSC Research Center 2013 Highlights

Sustainable Solutions

In October 2013, the center announced its first pilot funding competition with the goal of fostering cross-disciplinary research that integrates health, socio-economic impacts, and infrastructure design.

Read more: 2013 Highlights

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SSC Research Center 2012 Highlights

Sustainable Solutions

Local, national, and international experts in green design and transportation, intelligent technologies, environmental sustainability, health and livability, economic development, and government and public policy joined forces on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the inaugural UAB Sustainable Smart Cities Symposium.

Read more: 2012 Highlights

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UAB providing innovative touches to Vestavia pedestrian bridge project

Urban Planning

UAB’s School of Engineering and the Sustainable Smart Cities Research Center are working with the City of Vestavia and Gresham, Smith and Partners to develop and construct an innovative pedestrian bridge that will cross over U.S. Highway 31.

Read more: Vestavia pedestrian bridge project