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July 19, 2017

Artificial environments are turning the world outside in, but that’s no way to save the planet

This blog post was written by Simon Marvin and Jonathan Rutherford and originally appeared in The Conversation. When meltwater breached the global seed bank near Svalbard in May, after unusually warm weather, it served as a stark reminder of the need to…
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Controlled Environments
March 13, 2017

New Project, Volumetric Urbanism

UI is working with Professor Donald McNeill at the University of Western Sydney on a new three year funded Australian Research Council on Volumetric Urbanism. This project aims to explain how global built environment and development firms 'push the envelope'…
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Controlled Environments
February 2, 2017

Exploring controlled environments in Sheffield

On a fresh, but sunny Tuesday morning in late January, the UI team with colleagues from Geography conducted a series of visits to three controlled environment sites in Sheffield. The aim of this ‘infralab’ was to develop the first step…
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Controlled EnvironmentsUrban Automation
February 2, 2017

Public Lecture at the IRI THESys Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Simon Marvin, UI Director, recently undertook a public lecture on "Managing urban turbulence: Atmospheric control and the modulation of infrastructure" on 19 January 2017, 17.15 pm, at Humboldt Universität's Grimm-Zentrum. Digital control systems enable the unpredictable ecology of the atmosphere…
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Controlled Environments
November 4, 2016

The Disruptive Innovation Festival: Regenerative Cities Animations

In collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Lenny Koh of the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Resource Efficiency Centre, Nick Taylor Buck has produced two short animations for inclusion in the ‘Regenerative Cities’ theme of the 2016 Disruptive Innovation Festival.…
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