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New Research Helps Planners Address California's Air Quality and Urban Sprawl

June 8, 2012 - in Planning, Projects, Transportation

The Mineta Transportation Institute has released a peer-reviewed research report, An Economic and Life Cycle Analysis of Regional Land Use and Transportation Plans. This study is the third in a series that applies a new form of spatial economic model to examine…

SAP's 'Urban Matters' Initiative Aimed at Smarter Cities

May 30, 2012 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Smart Cities

The recently launched the SAP Urban Matters program is an initiative with the goal of helping cities and urban settlements improve the lives of people…

Replacing Portland's Central City Plan

May 22, 2012 - in Planning

No other area of the country can match our region’s depth of experience with building livable cities. In virtually all areas of city building, the planning…

Informing Design

May 16, 2012 - in Column, Design/Engineering, Featured

Geographic information systems (GIS) technology and design have long been intertwined, hard to separate, and competitive. Born from landscape architecture, GIS was seen as the place for mapping, planning, and analysis, while computer-aided design (CAD) was…

Transgranular Perspiration is Not Sandy Sweat: New Discoveries in Ceramic Tiles at smartgeometry 2012

Since the early 2000s, the smartgeometry conferences have been held in venues as august and varied as San Francisco, London, Barcelona, and Copenhagen. At first glance, Troy, New York—this year's location—seems a little out of place in that lineup, but…