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Ford Research Selects Nokia Location Platform for Innovation Project

June 26, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

Nokia today announced that Ford's research organization will use the Nokia Location Platform to advance innovation for smart and connected vehicles, as demonstrated by the Ford EVOS concept car. Ford selected the Nokia Location Platform to leverage Nokia's…

Routing and Scheduling Key to Cutting Vehicle Carbon from Supply Chain

June 26, 2012 - in Analysis, Projects, Transportation

Routing and scheduling software from Paragon Software Systems is being used in important research into reducing the carbon footprint of the UK Quick Service…

Virtual 3D City Maps Assist Urban Planning

June 22, 2012 - in Modeling, Planning, Projects

An innovative new synthesis of mapping technology and video game engineering is arming urban planners with “god-like” tools to create the cities of…

New Global Initiative on Urban Resilience Announced at Rio+20

June 22, 2012 - in Emergency, Projects

ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability and partners unveiled a new initiative that will catalyze urban resilience action worldwide at the Rio+20 Global Town Hall today. The Global Initiative on Urban Resilience (GIUR) bolsters disaster resilience - one…

Buenos Aires Commits to Become the First FSC City

June 21, 2012 - in Projects

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is pleased to celebrate the launch of the FSC City Initiative and announce that Buenos Aires intends to become the first FSC City. The FSC City Initiative was officially launched by Andre de Freitas, FSC Director General,…

New Initiative for Resource-Efficient Cities Launched at Rio+20

June 19, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

The United Nations and its partners today unveiled a new initiative to achieve sustainable urban development by promoting the efficient use of energy, water and other resources, lowering pollution levels and reducing infrastructure costs in cities. The Global…

Water and Wastewater Professionals Gain Geospatial Insight

June 19, 2012 - in Announcement, Projects, Wastewater

Geospatial technology water and wastewater professionals from around the world will convene in San Diego July 23-27 for the Esri International User Conference (Esri UC). This is the largest event of its kind, with more than 14,000 attendees; hundreds of presentations…

Adrian Benepe Joins The Trust for Public Land as Director of Urban Programs

June 18, 2012 - in Corporate, Projects

Adrian Benepe, New York City's Commissioner of Parks and Recreation for the past decade, will become Senior Vice President of City Park Development at The Trust for Public Land, the leading conservation organization for creating parks and playgrounds in cities…

Autodesk BIM 360 Heralded as Next-Generation BIM

June 18, 2012 - in Corporate, Featured, Projects

Today, Autodesk revealed their next-generation building information modeling tools, that expand on the intelligent and model-based design process where both form and function help predict outcome and take into account impacts. BIM 360 extends the concept of…

Whitepaper: The Vital Role of ICT in Smart Cities

June 15, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

As the existing Electric Grid moves toward clean energy, a smart grid will become essential to controlling the flow of energy from power companies to the consumer. Meanwhile, the demand for electricity continues to grow across the globe at an alarming rate.…