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New City Resilience Index launched by Arup and Rockefeller Foundation

The City Resilience Index (CRI), developed by Arup with the support from the Rockefeller Foundation provides a comprehensive, technically robust and globally applicable basis for measuring city resilience. This first-of-its-kind tool allows cities, policy-makers,…

US Department of Transportation adds NXP Security Technologies to Smart City Challenge

AUSTIN, Texas—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will expand its partnership with…

Singapore Named ‘Global Smart City’

May 17, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

Hampshire, UK, May 17, 2016—Juniper Research has today revealed the top ranking smart cities globally for 2016: Singapore Barcelona London San Francisco…

Dewberry Welcomes Ecological and NEPA Expertise of Jeffrey Shamas

May 12, 2016 - in Environment, People

Dewberry has hired Jeffrey Shamas, PWS, CE, as a senior project manager in the firm's New Haven, Connecticut, office. With more than 25 years of experience, Shamas will provide environmental services to the telecommunications, transportation, energy, land…

Duncan Griffin, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Has Joined HDR as Sustainable Principal

May 9, 2016—Duncan Griffin, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has joined HDR as a sustainable principal dedicated to helping clients create sustainable solutions aligned with their enterprise goals. A licensed architect and Lean-certified practitioner with nearly 25 years'…

U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center Selects Michael Baker International for Worldwide Environmental Services Contract

Pittsburgh, May 3, 2016—Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, is partnering with the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC) to provide environmental services to military installations across…

Coal-tar Based Sealcoats for Pavement far More Toxic than Suspected

May 2, 2016 - in Corporate, Environment, Planning, Roads

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The pavement sealcoat products used widely around the nation on thousands of asphalt driveways and parking lots are significantly more toxic and mutagenic than previously suspected, according to a new paper published this week by researchers…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Concludes Visit to Three “Smart Cities”: Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Oslo

OSLO, NORWAY – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx last week completed a multi-day visit to Copenhagen, Denmark; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and Oslo, Norway, as part of an ongoing effort to learn from international partners about innovative ways…

Economic Concerns Drive Sustainability in American Cities and Towns

April 26, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

BINGHAMTON, NY – While environmental issues are often cited as a major factor in cities and towns in pursuing sustainability, a new study shows that economic concerns can be just as important to local governments in adopting concrete sustainability plans.…

The USGS Issues New Warnings About Coal-Tar-Based Pavement Sealcoat

April 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Environment, Maintenance, Roads

Coal-tar-based pavement sealant is a potent source of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), as documented by the USGS and other researchers. Coal-tar-based sealcoat products typically are 20 to 35% coal tar or coal-tar pitch—these materials are known…