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New Book Provides Insight into America’s Infrastructure Progression and Promise

March 21, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation

Henry Petroski published his 19th book, “The Road Taken,” on February 16, 2016. The book gives an in-depth look at the history and current state of infrastructure in the United States through the lens of roads and bridges. Through historical context, readers…

Seismologist Says Growing Population Exposes World to More Catastrophic Earthquakes

February 18, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Planning

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2016—The earth shook in southern Taiwan last week. A 6.4 magnitude earthquake killed 116, injured 550 and damaged 34 historical…

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s New York Times Best Seller “A Long Walk to Water” Reaches One Million Copies Sold

January 29, 2016 - in Corporate, Water

BOSTON, Jan. 29, 2016—Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is marking an important milestone for New York Times Best Seller A Long…

‘Remaking the Bridge,’ 25 Years and $6.5 billion Later

October 26, 2015 - in Bridges, Corporate, Design/Engineering

Replacing the eastern span of the Bay Bridge — a vital link between the East Bay and San Francisco — was originally projected to cost $250 million. By the time the span was completed, the project came in at $6.5 billion. How that happened is the topic…

Esri Publishes Science and Citizen-Driven Land-Use Planning Book

October 13, 2015 - in Modeling, Products

Redlands, Calif., Oct. 12, 2015—The number of people living in the United States is expected to swell from 321 million today to just over 400 million by 2055, according to the US Census Bureau. Millions of additional acres will be needed for homes, schools,…

Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook: SEED Methodology, Case Studies, and Critical Issues

July 8, 2015—The first professional standard for public interest design, the Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook provides clear professional standards of practice, following SEED (Social Economic Environmental Design) methodology. With an ‘Issues…

Freehand Drawing in Architecture Celebrated in New Book

April 30, 2015 - in Corporate

April 30, 2015—Drawing from Practice explores and illuminates the ways that 26 diverse and reputable architects use freehand drawing to shape the world around us. Author J. Michael Welton traces the tactile sketch, from conception to finished product,…

1Spatial Launches The Little Book Of Smart Cities at Smart City Expo World Congress, Barcelona

November 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

Cambridge, Nov. 18, 2014—1Spatial plc, global specialists in Spatial Big Data management, has launched The Little Book of Smart Cities, designed to provide an insight into smart cities and how authoritative geospatial data is the ultimate foundation for…

Indigenous Peoples Getting Involved in Urban Planning

January 3, 2014 - in Planning

Ryan Walker is an author and editor of a recently released book, Reclaiming Indigenous Planning, which explores how Indigenous peoples are becoming more involved in the planning of urban communities. "Indigenous peoples have been here the longest, but their…

Regenerative Sustainable Development of Universities and Cities

November 15, 2013 - in Environment, Projects

Now that the Earth has reached the limits of its biophysical carrying capacity, we have to change technologies, social practices and social norms relating to material production and consumption to ensure that we do not further jeopardize the functioning of…