/ Category / cities

Autodesk Adds Tools for Environmental Performance from Building to City Scale

November 18, 2015 - in Energy, Products, Smart Cities

Autodesk significantly expanded their portfolio of energy and water analysis tools that span the spectrum of design through operations for individual buildings all the way up to the city and district level. These new solutions, unveiled at Greenbuild 2015,…

Mapillary Partners With Esri to Provide Real-Time Street Photos for Cities

October 15, 2015 - in Modeling, Surveying/Mapping, Transportation

MALMO, SWEDEN,  Oct 14, 2015—Mapillary, a street imagery solution for municipal projects including public works, transportation, utilities, and more,…

Bluesky Helps Scientists Understand Impact of Urban Trees on Air Quality

September 3, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Environment

Leicestershire, Sept. 3, 2015 – Aerial mapping company Bluesky has supported a major research project by scientists from the University of Leicester…

Arup Welcomes Brian Swett as Director of Cities and Sustainable Real Estate

August 6, 2015 - in People

BOSTON, Aug. 6, 2015—Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm with a reputation for delivering innovative and sustainable designs, is pleased to welcome Brian Swett as Director, Cities and Sustainable Real Estate in the Americas. In this…

Resilient Cities: Changing the Way We Think About Urban Infrastructure

August 5, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

In the early morning of Sept. 8, 2014, rain began to fall across the Phoenix metro area. It showed no signs of stopping during the morning commute, and soon lakes were forming on streets and freeways. Drivers scrambled from their cars as floodwaters overtook…

Dan Doctoroff and Google Announce Sidewalk Labs

June 22, 2015 - in Corporate, Modeling, Smart Cities

NEW YORK – Dan Doctoroff, the former CEO of Bloomberg LP and Deputy Mayor of Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York, and Google today announced the formation of Sidewalk Labs, an urban innovation company that will develop technology…

Mayors of Phoenix and Blacksburg (VA) Win 1st Place for Local Climate Protection Efforts

June 22, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2015 —Phoenix and Blacksburg, VA are the nation's top winners in the 2015 Mayors' Climate Protection Awards, an initiative sponsored by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Walmart. The winners were announced today during the…

Assessing the Vulnerability of European Cities to Climate Change

June 8, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance

June 8, 2015—The European Environment Agency (EEA) published today a series of interactive maps, illustrating various climate threats European cities face as well as cities’ capacity to respond to these threats. This new ‘map book’ provides background…

Ten U.S. Cities Now Have 1 Million People or More; California and Texas Each Have Three of These Places

May 26, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

May 21, 2015—San Jose, Calif., is now among the 10 U.S. cities with a population of 1 million or more, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. California now has three cities with 1 million or more people (Los Angeles, San Diego…

Stormwater Innovations Mean Cities Don’t Just Flush Rainwater Down the Drain

More than half the world’s population lives in metropolitan centers. The built environment of a city is very different from that of rural and natural areas. When it rains over a rural landscape, much of the rainwater sinks into the ground or is evaporated…