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Norrköping Empowers its Citizens in Urban Planning

May 17, 2012 - in Corporate, Planning

In a new innovative service on the web the City of Norrköping in Sweden empowers its citizens to plan the future city centre. The project was initiated by the city planning office of Norrköping to communicate plans for the new city centre as well as engage…

Better Technology for Planners Also Means More Citizen Participation

May 16, 2012 - in Planning

The electronic communications and high-tech, computing revolutions have changed planning for the better since the 1970’s and 1980’s. The tools available…

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,…

Trimble Breaks Ground and Uses Their Own Integrated Products for Construction

Today, Trimble broke ground on a new operations center in Westminster, Colo., with Gov. John Hickenlooper one of many to turn a shovel. The event was presided over by Steven Berglund, president and CEO of the company, who asserted that while the company is…

Can a New Model for Cities Thrive in Honduras?

May 14, 2012 - in Planning, Smart Cities

Economist Paul Romer believes he can create and launch a new city in much the same way tech companies create and launch startups. Looking to Hong Kong and China’s Shenzen for inspiration, Romer’s theory is that the rules and organizational structures of…

Spectra Precision Enables Electronic Center for Management of Geodata

Okręgowe Przedsiębiorstwo Geodezyjno-Kartograficzne (OPGK) a major survey firm working on road survey contracts across Poland is achieving significantly improved efficiencies using a newly developed Electronic Center for Management of Geodata (ECMG) to link…

Report – Transportation Strategies to Reduce U.S. Oil Consumption

A new report, “The Role of Driving in Reducing GHG Emissions and Oil Consumption: Recommendations for Federal Transportation Policy,” explores future U.S. transportation scenarios to evaluate how the U.S. can reduce oil consumption and cut greenhouse gas…

Ecosystem Management Must Consider Human Impact Too

May 8, 2012 - in Environment, Planning, Projects

For a long time, ecologists have believed—and others accepted—that when it comes to whether a land mass is covered with forests or grasslands, climate controls the show. They thought that the amount of rain, temperature and frequency of wildfires determine…

City of Calgary Conducts an Energy Mapping Study

May 8, 2012 - in Analysis, Energy, Planning, Projects

In July of 2008, the Canadian Urban Institute partnered with Enermodal Engineering and Decision Economics Consulting Ltd. to undertake the Energy Mapping Study for the City of Calgary. The study provides direction to the City about which alternative building…

Bentley Announces Commercial Availability of AECOsim Energy Simulator and AECOsim Building Designer

Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the immediate commercial availability of its new AECOsim Energy Simulator software and commercial availability in early Q1 2012 of its new AECOsim Building Designer software (currently in Bentley’s early adopter…