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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…

Mapping the 2,000-year Evolution of London

May 15, 2014 - in Analysis, Design/Engineering

How did London evolve from its creation as a Roman city in 43AD to the crowded, chaotic megacity we see today? The London Evolution Animation takes a…

The Urban Infrastructure Initiative: Final Report

April 28, 2014 - in Uncategorized

Today, more than half of the planet’s inhabitants are living in urban areas. By 2050, more than 70 % of the global population will live in cities.…

Global Infrastructure Investment to Reach $4T by 2017

February 5, 2014 - in Analysis, Corporate, Financial

The simultaneous crumbling of aging infrastructure in advanced economies and surge of development in developing economies will drive a steady four percent annual growth on infrastructure investment well into the second half of this decade, pushing total investment…

UCLA Extension’s Land Use Law and Planning Conference Examines California’s Ever-Changing Landscape

January 16, 2014 - in Announcement, Planning

California experienced in 2013 a number of precedent-setting court decisions for growth and development, as well as a partial reform of its vast environmental quality regulations. With a growing and more diverse population and continued economic expansion,…

GameSim Grows Revenue 30 Percent

December 10, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling

GameSim Inc, provider of software and services to the gaming, simulation, and geographic information systems (GIS) industries, has announced that it expects to close this year with 30 percent overall company growth and $3.6 million in revenue. Ranked by Inc.…

Palo Alto Urban Forest Master Plan Looks to the Future

November 15, 2013 - in Environment, Planning

Named for a tree, the city of Palo Alto is challenged to sustain its urban forest in the midst of development and a changing arboreal canopy. That was the message of Urban Forester Walter Passmore when he delivered a draft Urban Forest Master Plan to the Planning…

NashvilleNext Lets Residents Map their Future

October 14, 2013 - in Planning

Working in teams of seven or eight, participants at Saturday’s Plan Nashville event used maps and stickers representing different kinds of growth to decide where to put 100,000 new homes, 200,000 new residents and 300,000 new jobs. The group-mapping exercise…

100 Million Smart Building Wireless Sensor Network Devices by 2019, Says ON World

October 1, 2013 - in Corporate, Facility Management

Continuous advances with wireless sensor network (WSN) technologies will enable sentient buildings within the next decade, according to a recently published report by ON World, a global technology research firm. "Wireless sensor networks are becoming essential…

UK Group Highlights Green Belt Threat

August 26, 2013 - in Planning

Newly published figures by Campaign to Protect Rural England show that over 150,000 houses are planned for Green Belt sites, an increase of 84% in a year. The organisation said despite government assurances, the plans were contrary to its previous commitment…