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Peter Furth

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering



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Bold ideas take flight at TEDxNortheasternU

Com­mer­cial space flight. Empow­ering foster chil­dren. Human emo­tion and social resi­lence. These were among the many topics and ini­tia­tives speakers explored Sat­urday at TEDxNorth­east­ernU, attended by 100 North­eastern stu­dents and designed to share bold ideas in the community.


Northeastern hosts NSF engineering conference

The Col­lege of Engi­neering is hosting the National Sci­ence Foundation’s annual Engi­neering Research and Inno­va­tion Con­fer­ence, which will focus on trans­forming the field through the for­ma­tion of robust partnerships.

NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference

Safe city biking: It can happen

Civil and envi­ron­mental engi­neering pro­fessor Peter Furth has devel­oped a way to map the traffic stress of city streets to visu­alize the safest biking routes.


3Qs: Light at the end of the traffic tunnel

With a new National Sci­ence Foun­da­tion grant, engi­neering pro­fessor Peter Furth will study traffic sig­nals that com­mu­ni­cate with each other in order to make traffic pat­terns more efficient.

Peter Furth

Spotlight on sustainability

Stu­dent fair brings home the lessons of what makes greener living a global priority

Pedal pusher

Engi­neering pro­fessor, stu­dents plan city­wide bike paths An earthy mobile of cyclists hangs above Peter Furth’s office com­puter. A gift from his chil­dren, the dan­gling arti­fact orig­i­nates from an African country […]

Selected Publications

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Signal Priority near Major Bus Terminal: Case Study of Boston’s Ruggles Station

(with Cesme, B., and Rima, T.) Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers, Washington, D.C., January 10-14, 2010, 21p.


Parking Lane Width and Bicycle Operating Space

(with Dulaski, D.M., Buessing, M., and Tavakolian, P.) Transportation Research Board 89th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers, Washington D.C., January 10-14, 2010, 12 p.


Lost Time and Cycle Length for an Actuated Traffic Signal

(with Cesme, B., and Muller, T.H.J.) Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2128, 152-160.

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