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Sustainable Urban Metabolism Focuses on Improved Understanding

October 31, 2013 - in Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

Suppose a real-estate developer in Manhattan is constructing a new office building, and the architect decides to use granite as a primary material. There is a good chance the granite will come from a quarry in Minais Gerais, in southeastern Brazil. From there,…

New Book on Smart Cities

October 7, 2013 - in Projects, Smart Cities

Today, more people live in cities than in the countryside; mobile broadband connections outnumber fixed ones; and machines outnumber people on a new Internet…

More Patience, Less Protest: The New Politics of the Urban Poor

August 19, 2013 - in Corporate, Planning

A new book published shows how poor urban communities across Africa and Asia have developed powerful new approaches that have enabled millions of people…

Esri Press Publishes Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS

August 1, 2013 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy

Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS, from Esri Press, illustrates how an electric utility can significantly improve operations by implementing a geographic information system (GIS). The book is a conceptualization based on author Bill Meehan's many years…

The Planning Game Tackles Public Role in Successful City Planning

July 22, 2013 - in Planning

In a new book emphasizing the crucial role of the public in successful city planning, Alexander Garvin focuses on the architecture and planning of four major cities –Paris, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. Projects that fail are “the projects that are…

Charter of the New Urbanism Book Released

June 27, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

The original Charter for the New Urbanism, published in book form in 1999, was a groundbreaking document aimed at reclaiming cities and towns from the destructive force of suburban sprawl. Thoroughly updated to cover the latest environmental, economic, and…

Esri Press Announces Enabling Comprehensive Situational Awareness

June 17, 2013 - in Corporate, Emergency

Enabling Comprehensive Situational Awareness, the latest book from Esri Press, describes the benefits of integrating a geographic information system (GIS) with an emergency management common operating platform (COP). The book explains how enabling a COP with…

New Book Unsprawl Explores the Expense of Surburbanization

May 22, 2013 - in Corporate, Planning

Unwinding the unsustainable ways in which we’ve built our communities over the last half-century is the most pressing challenge confronting planning, design and development today. Utilizing a dozen case studies from throughout North America, Unsprawl examines…

Technology for Facility Managers Guide Published

March 25, 2013 - in Corporate, Facility Management

Technology for Facility Managers is a single guide to the individual technologies a facility manager will come across while operating and maintaining a built environment. It is written for facility managers and building owner and operators, as well as professionals…

Density and Neighborhood Form Guided by Made for Walking

March 5, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

In this era of high energy prices, economic uncertainty, and demographic change, an increasing number of Americans are showing an interest in urban living as an alternative to the traditional automobile-dependent suburb. Many people are also concerned about…