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vertical wind turbines
Friday, January 13, 2017
Today’s wind farms use large turbines spread far apart. Stanford professor John Dabiri thinks birds can teach us something about using smaller wind turbines that work together to capture energy from the wind. “Groups of animals have this whole-is-greater-than-the-parts effect where animals in front...
road and wind turbine
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Imagine a future where the entire U.S. energy infrastructure runs on clean, renewable energy. It’s possible to do it by 2050, says Stanford civil and environmental professor Mark Jacobson, and even without any new technologies. In a presentation during the Digital Cities Summit 2016, Jacobson laid...
manhole cover
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
With many of the 20th century’s water treatment plants nearing the end of their 40-year life cycles, there is tremendous opportunity in developing next-generation dynamic water resource recovery centers, says Stanford professor of civil and environmental engineering Craig Criddle. “Can we turn a...
Crack in pavement
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
A city’s ability to bounce back from extreme events and persistent stressors is a key component of urban sustainability, says Stanford professor of civil and environmental engineering Anne Kiremidjian at the Digital Cities Summit 2016. But this idea of urban resiliency isn’t just about rebuilding...
man holding child's hand
Monday, December 5, 2016
Quality of life is something that we feel very intuitively, but how do we quantify it? In a presentation at the Digital Cities Summit 2016, Stanford associate professor of civil and environmental engineering Mike Lepech outlines how pinpointing the right metrics for things like safety and community...
Monday, December 5, 2016
To create sustainable digital cities, says Stanford professor of civil and environmental engineering Martin Fischer, we need accurate, accessible, and trusted predictions of how our urban systems will perform. Building-information modeling (BIM) – a technology that allows multiple stakeholders to...
city skyline illustration
Thursday, October 20, 2016
At the first Digital Cities Summit, dozens of researchers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers participated in a two-day conversation spurred by one of the 10 urgent challenges recently put forth by the Stanford School of Engineering: How can engineering ensure that humanity flourishes in the cities of...
Stanford University
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Professor John Dabiri's Field Laboratory for Optimized Wind Energy (FLOWE) was established with the support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to demonstrate innovative approaches to wind energy that have the potential to concurrently reduce the cost, size, and environmental impacts of wind...
Model of the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Construction Productivity Gains from Virtual Design and Construction Are Finally Taking Hold A veteran researcher's perspective Engineering News-Record sat down with Professor Martin Fischer, the director of Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering, for a wrap-up interview...
Monday, October 3, 2016
It was 1962 and the industrial age was at its apex. America’s factories churned out countless consumer goods. Cities swelled. Petroleum was cheap and plentiful. The world put its faith in better living through chemistry. But progress came at a cost. Air, land and particularly water were growing...

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