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Executive Corner: The Engineering Industry Equity Drain: Crisis or Opportunity?

August 2, 2015 - in Column

While Wall Street wrings its hands over how the markets will be impacted by the Baby Boomers cashing in their 401(k)s and pensions as they leave the workforce, a generation of engineers is similarly worried about what will happen to their companies as aging…

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…

Cities Gain in Appeal as Place to Live

March 30, 2014 - in Modeling, Projects

Driven by young professionals and retiring Baby Boomers who like living in cities, the trend is "180 degrees" from the last decade's rush to the exurbs,…

How Broadband Mapping Drives Economic Development and Planning Initiatives

January 8, 2014 - in Analysis, Feature, Featured, Roads, Transit

While an internet connection has become a daily fixture in the life of most Americans, lack of access to high-speed internet service, also known as broadband, is still putting portions of the country at a disadvantage. Connected Nation, a national non-profit…

Why America’s Population Density is Falling

May 8, 2013 - in Analysis

We know that the population of the US is rising, and we know that the population of the US is also becoming increasingly urban. As a result, urban density — the number of people per square mile — has to be going up. And yet, if you calculate density the…

Why America's Population Density is Falling

May 8, 2013 - in Analysis

We know that the population of the US is rising, and we know that the population of the US is also becoming increasingly urban. As a result, urban density — the number of people per square mile — has to be going up. And yet, if you calculate density the…

Using Digital Maps To Study Disaster Preparedness and History

November 20, 2012 - in Emergency

In September, when millions of iPhone users downloaded iOS 6 and found Google Maps replaced by Apple Maps, it became clear how reliant people have become on digital maps. Suddenly, a large slice of the smartphone generation could not find a certain restaurant…