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Frost & Sullivan: ICT to Transform Transportation as a Prelude to Smart Cities

August 5, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Convergences among transportation, energy, and cities will become reality as new technologies emerge to enable a more efficient and sustainable delivery of services consumed in an urban setting. ICT can enable the smooth flow of information, money, and energy…

Building a Smarter Honolulu with Transparency and Citizen Involvement

June 28, 2013 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

A city that evokes the image of a high-rise skyline in the middle of paradise, Honolulu, Hawaii has recently been undergoing a technological transformation.…

45 Top Mayors Pledge Action on Extreme Weather, Launch National Resilience Campaign

June 17, 2013 - in Emergency, Projects

Forty five leading local elected officials today committed to creating more resilient cities, towns, and counties in the face of unprecedented extreme…

Walkable Communities Drive Development in Western Mountain Towns

May 31, 2013 - in Planning

A recent study of high-country housing trends over the past decade by the Sonoran Institute, a nonprofit public-policy group that advocates for better management of growth in the West, show that homebuyers are willing to pay an average of 18.5 percent more…

Students Map a Future for Themselves and their Neighborhood

May 28, 2013 - in Analysis

This is Voeltner’s fourth year teaching the Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, class. It is one of the electives that’s part of Hoover High School’s Information Technology Academy. “We had been wanting to get a new career path opportunity for…

Seattle Plans New Food Forest

May 23, 2013 - in Environment

Seattle’s vision of an urban food oasis is going forward. A seven-acre plot of land in the city’s Beacon Hill neighborhood will be planted with hundreds of different kinds of edibles: walnut and chestnut trees; blueberry and raspberry bushes; fruit trees,…

Taking a DIY Approach to Disaster Planning

May 22, 2013 - in Emergency

San Francisco’s Empowered Communities Program is working with local neighborhoods to increase their resilience in advance of disasters. The initiative supports communities as they develop action plans, but also generates higher levels of social capital among…

Sarah Lawrence College establishes Center for the Urban River at Beczak Environmental Education Center

May 12, 2013 - in Projects, Water

Sarah Lawrence College and the Hudson River Valley Environmental Education Institute (HRVEEI) announced on May 1 an alliance that will establish The Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at the Beczak Environmental Education Center in Yonkers.…