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McKinsey Reports on Emerging Trends in Urban Informatics

May 31, 2012 - in Analysis, Projects, Smart Cities

    In their efforts to manage cities more effectively and efficiently, many local administrations are turning to “urban informatics”—the use of information and communications technology to better understand metropolitan needs, challenges,…

South Miami Senior High Wins Institute of Navigation 2012 Mini-Urban Challenge

May 31, 2012 - in Projects, Sensors

The Institute of Navigation (ION) announces that South Miami Senior High School won the 2012 ION Mini-Urban Challenge held Saturday, May 26, 2012 at the…

China Deploys an Online Platform for Public Feedback on Transportation

May 30, 2012 - in Projects, Transportation

On Sunday, Yin Jialun, a sophomore at Tsinghua University in Beijing, cycled in and around the campus, collecting information on cycling facilities in…

A Design to Save American Cities

May 30, 2012 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

When Brent Ryan started doing academic research on Detroit, in the 1990s, he was immediately taken aback by the city’s plight: derelict commercial buildings, burnt-out homes and whole neighborhoods being abandoned. “I was really struck by the amount of…

Hong Kong Housing Authority Launches Enhanced Drawing Management System Based on Bentley’s ProjectWise

Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA) has launched a new drawing management system based on Bentley’s ProjectWise system of collaboration servers and services. The new system was developed by HKHA for use…

Navigate 3D City Data via an App

May 29, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

A new 3D-GIS in the Cloud application of iPad and smartphones provides a means to navigate 3D city data. The application provides the means to visualize and collaborate in both the field and in office environments, extending GIS capabilities to the field and…

Local Planning Across Metropolitan Chicago Gets a Boost from Ideas Exchange

May 29, 2012 - in Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

To help implement the region's innovative GO TO 2040 comprehensive plan, communities across the seven counties of metropolitan Chicago are getting staff assistance and funding from the region's official planning agency and the leading community foundation.…

Min Stad (My City) Gothenburg Provides a 3D Virtual City for Citizen’s Debate

May 29, 2012 - in Modeling, Projects, Smart Cities

The City of Gothenburg and the City Planning Office is developing a new arena for the citizens of Gothenburg for communication and debate concerning city development; Min Stad (My City). The web portal contains a photorealistic 3D city model where users can…

Min Stad (My City) Gothenburg Provides a 3D Virtual City for Citizen's Debate

May 29, 2012 - in Modeling, Projects, Smart Cities

The City of Gothenburg and the City Planning Office is developing a new arena for the citizens of Gothenburg for communication and debate concerning city development; Min Stad (My City). The web portal contains a photorealistic 3D city model where users can…

Trimble Announces Call for Speakers for its Dimensions User Conference

May 27, 2012 - in Announcement, Projects

Trimble announced today the “Call for Speakers” for its Dimensions 2012 International User Conference being held November 5-7, 2012 at the Mirage and the Treasure Island Hotels in Las Vegas. Trimble Dimensions User Conference sessions address some of the…