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UN Underscores Importance of Good Urban Planning for Sustainable Development

September 18, 2014 - in Planning, Projects

With more than two-thirds of humanity expected to live in cities by the middle of this century, strong, well-planned urbanization is vital for development, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today told an international group of Government officials and experts…

Southeastern State Departments of Transportation are Honored for Innovative, Community-Focused, Cost-Saving Projects

August 27, 2014 - in Corporate, Event Coverage, Transportation

Six transportation projects in the Southeastern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) region today received top honors in…

EPA Awarding $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters

July 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Supply, Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban…

EPA Honors 2014 Clean Air Excellence Awards Winners

April 2, 2014 - in Environment, Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today is presenting the 2014 Clean Air Excellence Awards honoring nine projects from across the United States and one individual for their work on clean air and climate initiatives. The award recognizes innovative…

Baton Rouge to Launch a Community Mapping Site

January 15, 2014 - in Smart Cities

Baton Rouge is set this week to launch a new high-tech community mapping tool, providing the public easier access to data ranging from locations of public services, including libraries and bus stops, to area demographics. The City Key website, which will be…

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…

Developing a GIS Web Presence: The Audience-Focused Approach

December 16, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Maintenance

In the old days, when you wanted to find a restaurant or other business, you had to flip through the yellow or white pages, read each entry, maybe call a few to check their hours, then use an atlas or printed map book to find out how to drive there. The process…

New Interactive Mapping Website for Baltimore’s Open Spaces Launched for Community Use

November 27, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

For decades, communities in Baltimore have come together to ensure that vacant spaces are turned into neighborhood assets such as gardens, pocket parks and even public horseshoe pits—but how can city residents discover where they are? What is the best way…

Fresh Thyme Plans for 50 New Stores by Using Esri Location Analytics

November 1, 2013 - in Analysis, Corporate

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is on a mission to improve the way Midwest communities eat, and the company is using Esri Location Analytics to do it. The solution is helping the innovative grocer open 50 stores over the next six years throughout 12 Midwestern…

ReCitizen Helps Entrepreneurs, Students and Retirees Enhance Communities

September 4, 2013 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

ReCitizen, L3C (http://recitizen.org) enables students, retirees, and working professionals to earn income revitalizing distressed communities and restoring damaged natural resources worldwide. "Let's say someone in Detroit successfully turns a garbage-strewn…