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Social equity in urban transportation planning

During the 20th century, urban transportation planning in North America was mainly concerned with easing traffic congestion, improving safety and saving time for motorists. These days, most cities’ transportation plans evoke a more complex blend of environmental, economic, and social-equity goals – all aimed at promoting “sustainability.” Yet, many fail to include meaningful measurements of social-equity objectives, such as helping disadvantaged neighborhoods access essential services, according to researchers at McGill University.

Published on : 07 Jan 2015

Better dam planning strategies

When dams are built they have an impact not only on the flow of water in the river, but also on the people who live downstream and on the surrounding ecosystems. By placing data from close to 6,500 existing large dams on a highly precise map of the world’s rivers, an international team led by McGill University researchers has created a new method to estimate the global impacts of dams on river flow and fragmentation.

Published on : 06 Jan 2015

New! "Science students on the move", a Graduate Interest Group for U3 and Graduate students

During this graduate interest group, various selected topics will be offered to students to discover many engaging working opportunities after graduation. Listen to various speakers and explore the world beyond the Roddick gates.

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Published on : 18 Nov 2011

Planned power outages at Burnside Hall: June 18 and June 19

Please note that there will be 2 maintenance periods, during which electricity will be shut down in Burnside Hall: Thursday, June 18, 7 am - 8 am Friday, June 19, from 3 am - 8 am There will be no power in the building, except for emergency lights and emergency elevators. IT systems will be running on backup power; however there is a risk that essential IT services may be interrupted.

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Published on : 17 Jun 2009