Smart and Secure Cities, Societies and Cultures
The pressures of our rapidly growing global population are driving unprecedented changes in our social, political, cultural and natural systems. UCalgary's Human Dynamics in a Changing World research strategy addresses our need to understand how we adapt to rapid change to ensure our security and quality of life. Research focus areas encompass Smart Cities, Secure Societies and Cultural Understanding. Learn more.
The Urban Alliance is a strategic partnership between The City of Calgary and UCalgary to promote the seamless transfer of cutting-edge research for the benefit of all communities. Urban Alliance provides a framework for leading researchers and City employees to work together to tackle challenges such as transportation, waste reduction, energy and environment, youth crime, homelessness, poverty reduction and creating inclusive communities. Learn more.
Teaching, Learning and Student Experience
Designing Smart and Secure Communities Certificate
Through the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, people can obtain a Certificate in Designing Smart and Secure Communities where students learn how to make communities safer and more intelligent. They gain valuable theoretical and practical insights into how to be both safe and smart, and upon successful completion, earn the Accredited SAFE Design Professional™ certification. Learn more.
How Students use Campus
A Ph.D. candidate in Computational Media Design at UCalgary studied how people use and perceive the campus, and how to visualize this data for multiple applications. The foundational data set for the research was anonymized data from 300 students who volunteered to share how they moved around the campus via GPS locations from their smartphones. The student hopes to explore how we can use tracking data to support better design in urban spaces. Learn more.