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Achieving Sustainable, Inclusive Cities Requires Better Planning

October 2, 2012 - in Planning, Projects

Top United Nations officials have underscored the need to better plan the world’s urban areas, where half of the global population currently resides, to turn the ideal of sustainable and inclusive cities into reality. “In little more than a generation,…

Harvard's Bright Ideas in Government Awards Are Heavy on Mapping

October 2, 2012 - in Projects

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University recognized 111 innovative…

Harvard’s Bright Ideas in Government Awards Are Heavy on Mapping

October 2, 2012 - in Projects

The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University recognized 111 innovative…

ICLEI and USGBC Bring Together Leading Mayors in Addressing Solutions to Support Resilient Communities

October 1, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

At the National Press Club today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA (ICLEI USA) hosted the latest National Leadership Speaker Series on Resiliency and Security in the 21st Century, bringing together…

European Cities Make Preparations for Climate Change

October 1, 2012 - in Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

'Be Prepared' has been the official Scout motto since 1907; a new tool will help city planners do just this in preparing cities to face changing weather patterns, and in creating more sustainable cities. This was developed by the SUDPLAN ('Sustainable urban…

Smart Growth Strategies Curb Emissions Due to Lower Car Use

September 26, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

A new study finds that smart growth approaches to urban planning could substantially reduce the number of miles that residents drive in a year. The research was published this week in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy. Smart growth focuses…

London’s Multi Billion Pound Development Gets Mapped

September 25, 2012 - in Design/Engineering, Modeling, Projects

Aerial photography from Bluesky has been used to create an interactive map illustrating the massive regeneration project that is transforming London’s South Bank. The project is set to metamorphose the Nine Elms district of London from a semi-derelict, light…

London's Multi Billion Pound Development Gets Mapped

September 25, 2012 - in Design/Engineering, Modeling, Projects

Aerial photography from Bluesky has been used to create an interactive map illustrating the massive regeneration project that is transforming London’s South Bank. The project is set to metamorphose the Nine Elms district of London from a semi-derelict, light…

New York City Adds Sensors to Manhole Covers to Monitor Flow

September 25, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors, Water

New York City has 7,400 miles of sewer lines, with a need to monitor elevated flow levels to stop problems before they get worse.New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has started a sensor pilot program with aims to improve performance…

3D Laser Mapping Launch New Dimension Hand Held Laser Scanner

September 18, 2012 - in Projects

3D Laser Mapping has launched a revolutionary hand held laser scanner designed to make 3D capture more accessible. Developed by Mantis Vision, the MVC-F5 operates at speed, capturing millimetre accurate measurements in seconds. It can be used on the move and…