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Oversite: Reaching into the Future

January 31, 2016 - in Column

  An important part of our mission at Informed Infrastructure is to act as a resource on current practice as well as what readers can expect in the future. We do this in every issue with our “Future Forward” profile, which provides a window into applied…

2016 Infrastructure Industry Outlook

January 31, 2016 - in Feature, Featured

Each year, the Informed Infrastructure editorial team reaches out to members of its Editorial Advisory Board to take the pulse across civil and structural…

Managing the Model: You Live in the Future, Why Don’t You Work There?

November 21, 2015 - in Column

At the end of summer 2015, I was at a family reunion in central Illinois. As I stood chatting with relatives in my uncle’s backyard, my brother-in-law…

Colorado DOT Executive Director Don Hunt Offers Tips for Transportation Departments on Technology

January 29, 2015 - in People, Planning, Transportation

Denver, Colo., Jan. 28, 2015—As the world changes with the rapid advancement of connected devices and technologies, so must the transportation industry. In a business area where change is sluggish, DOTs across the country must adapt quickly to the evolving…

LA2050: You Decide: $1,000,000 For A Better Los Angeles

September 2, 2014 - in Planning, Projects

Starting today, you can cast your vote at la2050.org/challenge for innovative ideas that you believe will positively impact LA's future. Ten submissions will win $100,000 to make their idea a reality. Voting begins September 2nd and ends on September 16th.…

Fighting Climate Change With Sensible City Planning

June 5, 2014 - in Modeling, Smart Cities

According to Department of Energy estimates, about 39 percent of America’s carbon emissions come from commercial and residential buildings; over 33 percent come from transportation, the majority of that amount from passenger and freight traffic – moving…

URISA Engages Young GIS Practitioners with the Vanguard Cabinet

November 14, 2013 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

URISA is pleased to open up the 2014 Vanguard Cabinet application process. The Vanguard Cabinet (VC) is a URISA initiative which debuted in 2011 to engage young GIS practitioners (35 and under), increase their numbers in the organization, and better understand…

Study Shows Northeast Ohio's Sprawl and Shrinking Cities at Odds Over Future

April 21, 2013 - in Planning

If city and regional planning in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio were the focus of a reality-TV series, the current season would be ablaze with fiery conflicts among protagonists, plus lots of juicy subplots. The drama concerns whether Northeast Ohio’s shrinking…

The Future of Urban Planning: Interactive 3-D Visualization

February 6, 2013 - in Column, Planning

In many cases, the software used by urban planners and architects is nearly as complex as urban planning itself—especially for owners and operators of the project, who may not have design backgrounds. However, unlike the old, manual method of sorting though…

Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Internet of Things

September 3, 2012 - in Smart Cities

Another name for the Internet of Things is a network of things. The network can monitor your home, your car, infrastructure (utilities such as electricity or water), traffic patterns and a variety of other possibilities to create a more informed and responsive…