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IBM Intelligent Transportation Provides Citywide Traffic Visibility

Transportation is the vital means of connecting people, goods and services. The smooth operation of a transportation system can not only determine the level of economic activity and output of cities but also have a dramatic effect on the quality of life for…

The Well-Educated Provide an Economic Boost, But Cities Find it Hard to Lure Them

May 30, 2012 - in Smart Cities

As cities like this one try to reinvent themselves after losing large swaths of their manufacturing sectors, they are discovering that one of the most…

Mapping Housing Need: Taking the Guess Work Out of Development

May 28, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Few people would disagree that we are in dire need of better housing in this country. After years of under-investment we have reached a point where property…

CBI Urges UK Government Action on Infrastructure

May 28, 2012 - in Renewal/Retrofit

Improving Britain’s infrastructure is a key plank of the Government’s much-criticised growth agenda but it is struggling to attract the necessary investment from the private sector, not least for riskier greenfield projects. CBI believes the Government…

Ecosystem Management Must Consider Human Impact Too

May 8, 2012 - in Environment, Planning, Projects

For a long time, ecologists have believed—and others accepted—that when it comes to whether a land mass is covered with forests or grasslands, climate controls the show. They thought that the amount of rain, temperature and frequency of wildfires determine…

Blazing the Trail for Advanced Cadastral Mapping

May 6, 2012 - in Modeling, News

Alberta, Canada has a long history of providing reliable, accurate and high-quality digital mapping data that has been achieved through the province's commitment to an advanced cadastral mapping system. Since its inception more than 20 years ago, the system…

Are Green Cities Sitting on a Golden Goose?

May 1, 2012 - in Smart Cities, Transportation

Copenhagen's red-blooded green economy has been a real boon for the city, according to a recent report from Scandinavian thinktank Monday Morning. "Copenhagen's clean sector has been a critical contributor to the region's economy in the past decade, with green…