civil engineering and architecture
Inspired by the dynamic colour-changing skin of organisms such as squid, University of Toronto researchers have developed a multilayered fluidic system that can reduce the energy costs of heating, cooling and lighting buildings. The platform, which optimizes the wavelength, intensity and dispersion of light transmitted through windows, offers much greater control than existing technologies while keeping costs low due to its use of simple, off-the-shelf components.
The newest research centre at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering will develop innovative ways to meet the urgent and growing need for infrastructure - without further exacerbating the climate crisis.
The Ontario government has introduced sweeping new legislation aimed at building 1.5 million new homes by 2031. Dr. Dawn Parker , a professor in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo, answers questions about the new legislation, called More Homes Built Faster Act , or Bill 23.
Faculty and staff rental housing at UBC's Vancouver campus has evolved, with the first residents moving into their new homes at one of Canada's largest residential buildings targeting Passive House certification.
Researchers work with First Nations to create housing self-sufficiency in remote communities
With her podcast, Alexandra Lambropoulos tells the stories of urban innovation in Africa and beyond
UBC experts on municipal election issues