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ULI and the National League of Cities Form Partnership to Jointly Guide the Rose Center for Public Leadership

November 19, 2014 - in Corporate, Land Development, Planning

WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2014—The Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the National League of Cities (NLC), which collectively represent the world’s foremost real estate professionals and the nation’s most distinguished municipal leaders, have signed a partnership…

Longmont, Colorado, Is Live with Accela Civic Platform to Modernize Operations across City

SAN RAMON, Calif., Nov. 10, 2014—Accela, the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government, today announced the City of Longmont, Colorado,…

High Speed 2 Coming to England with BIM Leading the Way #YII2014

We heard today from Prof. Andrew McNaughton, the technology director of the High Speed 2 (HS2) project at Bentley's Year in Infrastructure Conference.…

LandWorks Adds Digital Parcel Polygon Data to Online Offerings

HOUSTON, Tx., Oct. 27, 2014 – LandWorks Inc., a developer of innovative land management solutions, has added individual parcel polygons to its cloud-based offering of GIS-ready map products. Clients may now search, purchase and download digital parcel data…

LakeSim Helps Merge Urban Design with Scientific Analysis for Chicago Lakeside Development

October 10, 2014 - in Land Development, Modeling, Planning, Projects

A hundred years ago, one out of every five people lived in urban areas. By 2050, that number will balloon to over four out of five. This rapid urbanization presents significant problems to the world. Even a modest annual population growth of three or five…

Rivers Recover Natural Conditions Quickly Following Dam Removal

CORVALLIS, Ore., Oct. 8, 2014—A study of the removal of two dams in Oregon suggests that rivers can return surprisingly fast to a condition close to their natural state, both physically and biologically, and that the biological recovery might outpace the…

“Open-source” Mobile Wilderness Scheme Comes to the Sheffield City Centre

October 9, 2014 - in Design/Engineering, Land Development

SHEFFIELD, England, Oct. 8, 2014—A disused heart-shaped plot of land in Sheffield city centre will be transformed into a radical new eco-park filled with wildflowers and UK native plants if it wins a bid for £120,000 lottery funding through a national competition.…

Reinforced Wall Withstands Significant Tidal Fluctuations

In the spring of 2012, a massive construction project to transform Rhyl’s riverfront area broke ground, with the goal of increasing tourism and boosting the local economy. Another key goal of the project was to provide a safer, more scenic route for pedestrians…

Bentley Systems Acquires SITEOPS to Advance Site Engineering to Site Optioneering

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Sept. 25, 2014 – Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that it has acquired Charlotte, N.C.-based BLUERIDGE Analytics,…

Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plans Revitalize Older Communities

September 22, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning, Remediation/redevelopment

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2014—Today, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and its partners celebrate five years of working together on the Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP) program to create resilient communities that are beautiful, happy…