The University of Bologna, Italy in collaboration with 12 other Universities from across the EU and UK have started a major initiative on research and education in the area of pavements and materials: SAFERUP! The initiative also includes several partner universities from across the world.
SAFERUP! aims to provide cities with innovative solutions that will form the future urban paved environment, by training talented researchers in the fields of: smart, recycled and durable paving materials; provision for vulnerable users (e.g. elderly & disabled) accessibility and protection; studying user behaviour; life cycle analysis; wash-off water management and bioremediation; tempered and acoustic pavements; energy harvesting and self-sensing technologies.
Prof. Cesare Sangiorgi can be contacted for more details.