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Commuting Study Aims to Break South Korea Holiday Gridlocks

August 27, 2013 - in Analysis, Projects, Transportation

Naureen Kabir, Director of the New Cities Foundation’s research arm, the Urban (co)LAB, will speak at the EcoMobility 2013 Suwon congress, South Korea on September 3, 2013. The congress takes place during the first EcoMobility World Festival. Ms Kabir will…

Remote Sensing Will Play an Increasingly Important Role in the Wind Power Market

August 25, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate, Energy

The wind power market currently provides almost 3 percent of global electricity production. As the wind power industry matures, wind forecasting technologies…

MARSH Releases a Report on Infrastructure Resilience

August 14, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate

A new report from the MARSH Infrastructure Practice highlights that the resilience of infrastructure assets needs to be enhanced and sustainability should…

New Map Reveals How Prepared UK Cities are for Climate Change

August 13, 2013 - in Analysis, Projects

The ability of cities to combat the cause of climate change and to adapt to future weather patterns depends on where we live in the UK, new research suggests. Scientists at Newcastle University have revealed a “postcode lottery of preparedness” across…

IBM Drives the Future of Renewable Energy with New Wind and Solar Forecasting System

August 8, 2013 - in Analysis, Energy, Renewables

IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced an advanced power and weather modeling technology that will help utilities in the world increase the reliability of renewable energy resources. The solution combines weather prediction and analytics to accurately forecast the…

Satellite Images Reveal London’s Heat Island Effect

August 6, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate, Environment

Following a project to visualise how high temperatures affect urban areas and communities, Arup is now undertaking further research to understand how this data can be used to help plan for and mitigate the risks of hot weather in cities. The concept of cities…

Maponics Ties Comprehensive “Walkability” Ratings to Real Life Geographies

July 19, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate

Maponics announced the release of new ratings that help businesses and consumers understand the walkability of neighborhoods, school attendance zones, subdivisions and other areas. The new Walkability product analyzes not just access to amenities and walking…

Open Spatial Provides Business Integration Between Engineering and Business Intelligence

July 11, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate, Water

Open Spatial today announced the release of enlighten Business Intelligence (Bi) version 3.1, an update to the powerful support system and corporate geo-portal. Improvements to the solution include compatibility with Autodesk® Infrastructure Map Server 2013,…

Discovering the Fundamental Laws of the Growth of Cities

June 24, 2013 - in Analysis

One test of the idea that cities are coherent entities is the ability to predict their future characteristics based on their past behaviour. Researchers asked whether a city’s  population growth in the current year depends on its growth in previous years.…

EPA Report Details How Development Can Impact Public Health, Environment

June 17, 2013 - in Analysis, Environment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its most comprehensive review to date on how the built environment – the way we build our cities and towns – directly affects our environment and public health. The report was announced by EPA Acting…