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CBI Urges UK Government Action on Infrastructure

May 28, 2012 - in Renewal/Retrofit

Improving Britain’s infrastructure is a key plank of the Government’s much-criticised growth agenda but it is struggling to attract the necessary investment from the private sector, not least for riskier greenfield projects. CBI believes the Government…

Geographic Tool Improves School Infrastructure Planning

May 28, 2012 - in Planning

The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) has developed an electronic tool for improving infrastructure planning for education. Education MEC Donald…

Plan to Create 25 Islands in Hong Kong Draws Fire from Environmental Groups

May 28, 2012 - in Planning

Planners talk of creating 25 islands and waterfront extensions of hundreds of hectares each. They would dump concrete in the sea to join up islands where…

Why do we need an ecosystem approach to urban sustainability?

May 25, 2012 - in Planning

Timon McPhearson is Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies at the New School for Public Engagement, New York. He studies ways to better design, restore, and build resilient and sustainable social-ecological systems. He focuses his research on understanding…

Calgary Firm Wins Esri Canada Award of Excellence for Advancing Geodesign

Geodesign is both the art and science of incorporating geography into design. O2 Planning + Design Inc. provides specialized expertise in this area and uses geographic information system (GIS) technology to combine ecology, culture and economics to create…

The Trust for Public Lands Launches ParkScore

Today, the Trust for Public Lands has launched a rigorous ranking of the top city park systems among the 40 largest U.S. cities. The park rating system uses GIS to create digital maps that evaluate accessibility beyond simply a measurement of distance, as…

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 jurisdictions of this metropolitan area have been innovators. They have pioneered new ways of addressing…

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 jurisdictions of this metropolitan area have been innovators. They have pioneered new ways of addressing…

Military Rethinks Base Planning for Energy Efficiency, Walkability

May 22, 2012 - in Planning

At U.S. military installations, suburban-style sprawl is out and walkable communities are in, under new Defense Department planning guidelines. The guidelines, released Thursday, call for “compact development” that incorporates mass transit and a mix of…

Six Firms Competing to Design Sustainable Bandar Malaysia

May 18, 2012 - in Renewal/Retrofit, Smart Cities

Bandar Malaysia is set to have the most innovative urban solutions for livability in a new ecosystem of harmony between people, buildings, traffic and nature. The 196-hectare Bandar Malaysia project will see the rejuvenation and regeneration of the old Sungai…