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New Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities Launched at Rio+20

June 19, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

The United Nations and its partners today unveiled a new initiative to achieve sustainable urban development by promoting the efficient use of energy, water and other resources, lowering pollution levels and reducing infrastructure costs in cities. The Global…

Autodesk Introduces New Cloud Services for Next Generation of Building Information Modeling

June 19, 2012 - in Corporate, Modeling

(Press Release) Reinforcing its technology leadership in the building design, construction and civil infrastructure industries, Autodesk, Inc. today unveiled…

Water and Wastewater Professionals Gain Geospatial Insight

June 19, 2012 - in Announcement, Projects, Wastewater

Geospatial technology water and wastewater professionals from around the world will convene in San Diego July 23-27 for the Esri International User Conference…

Adrian Benepe Joins The Trust for Public Land as Director of Urban Programs

June 18, 2012 - in Corporate, Projects

Adrian Benepe, New York City's Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the past decade, will become Senior Vice President of City Park Development at The Trust for Public Land, the leading conservation organization for creating parks and playgrounds in cities…

Bentley Issues 2012 Be Inspired Awards Call for Submissions

June 18, 2012 - in Announcement, Corporate

Bentley Systems, Incorporated, the leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive software solutions for sustaining infrastructure, today announced that it is accepting submissions for the 2012 Be Inspired Awards global competition. The deadline for…

Autodesk BIM 360 Heralded as Next-Generation BIM

June 18, 2012 - in Corporate, Featured, Projects

Today, Autodesk revealed their next-generation building information modeling tools, that expand on the intelligent and model-based design process where both form and function help predict outcome and take into account impacts. BIM 360 extends the concept of…

Can Prefurbia Solve North Dakota’s Growth Problems?

June 18, 2012 - in Corporate, Planning

North Dakota is experiencing explosive growth, yet it’s cities are not well prepared for the onslaught of development, nor are proper mechanisms in place to assure that the new growth serves as a solid foundation for the future. Prefurbia design and regulatory…

Whitepaper: The Vital Role of ICT in Smart Cities

June 15, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

As the existing Electric Grid moves toward clean energy, a smart grid will become essential to controlling the flow of energy from power companies to the consumer. Meanwhile, the demand for electricity continues to grow across the globe at an alarming rate.…

Grand Rapids (MI) and Beaverton (OR) Win First Place Honors For Local Climate Protection Efforts

June 15, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Grand Rapids, MI Mayor George K. Heartwell and Beaverton, OR Mayor Denny Doyle have been selected as the nation's top winners in the 2012 Mayors' Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Walmart. The annual…

Building Energy Management on Strong Growth Path

June 15, 2012 - in Facility Management, Projects

Eighty-five percent of building owners and operators globally depend on energy management to drive operational efficiency, according to a survey released today by Johnson Controls, global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings.…