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Baroud receives NSF Early CAREER Award to predict and inform community hazard response

Mar. 11, 2020—Hiba Baroud has received a 2020 NSF Faculty Early CAREER Development grant to boost community resilience and sustainability through a three-pronged project that starts with a better understanding of how people and infrastructures interact during hazards. The five-year, $500,000 grant, “Policy-Infrastructure-Community Interdependencies: The Next Frontiers in Dynamic Networks,” begins July 1, 2020. Baroud, assistant professor...

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Transportation engineers put sophisticated eyes on campus mobility and air quality

Oct. 9, 2019—Do riders of bicycles and scooters dismount before crossing the pedestrian bridge over Hillsboro Road, as they should? How does the air quality at 21st and Broadway compare to campus areas with more tree cover? What are the pedestrian, bicycle, scooter and automobile traffic patterns at 21st and West End Avenue? The data is coming....

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Senior CE design team delivers ambitious plan for green space over busy interstate corridor

Jun. 26, 2019—A land bridge over a section Nashville’s Interstate 65 corridor would create 14 acres of public green space, reconnect neighborhoods and put Music City on a leading trend in urban planning. Three senior civil engineering students worked with the Nashville Civic Design Center on a feasibility study for such an undertaking and identified no “fatal...

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Vanderbilt engineers develop capabilities for more secure blockchain applications

Jun. 22, 2018—Vanderbilt engineers have successfully developed and validated the feasibility of blockchain-based technologies for secure, confidential sharing of patient medical records in a case study that demonstrates how blockchain could solve a huge health care challenge. Health IT interoperability has been an elusive goal, with data silos between hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, and payers making exchange of information difficult. The Vanderbilt case study shows...

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Workshop focuses on issue of Nashville’s gentrification

Apr. 19, 2018—Gentrification researchers from across Vanderbilt University, the city and the nation gathered at the Wyatt Center on April 16 to examine the issue from their various areas of expertise. The workshop was organized by Vanderbilt Institute for Smart Cities Operation and Research and was titled the VISOR Workshop on Data in Gentrification and Equitable Development:...

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iSeminar offers personal view of Nashville history, changes as part of deep dive into cities

Mar. 15, 2018—Steve Turner (BA‘69) was a student of cities long before Nashville became a hip place to visit as well as live. He and his wife Judy envied the European lifestyle where city residents worked at their street-level shops or businesses and lived upstairs. That historic model, born of convenience if not necessity, created vibrant urban...

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Innovation Garage teams work with the Wond’ry, Accenture PLC pros to invent and disrupt

Apr. 6, 2017—The two team names for Vanderbilt’s Innovation Garage arguably cover most of what innovation is: Team Invent and Team Disrupt. Innovation Garage is the result of a partnership between the Wond’ry, Vanderbilt’s epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship, and Accenture PLC, a global consulting company that works with clients on strategy, technology and operations. The idea...

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How much more development can Nashville sustain?

Mar. 9, 2017—Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean joins top builders, architects, and brokers at annual Construction Management Symposium Nashville has been on a roll, but Music City faces significant challenges to additional development, including high land prices, limited mass transit, increased traffic congestion, and a shortage of affordable housing for renters as well as homeowners, according to experts...

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