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Turner Survey on Green Buildings Shows Greater Focus on Benefits

October 21, 2014—Turner’s sixth Green Market Barometer reveals occupant wellbeing and water efficiency are rising in importance and energy efficiency remains the highest ranked benefit of green buildings. Key findings of Turner's 2014 Green Market Barometer…

Indra Leads the European Decamanus Project to Provide Cities with Geospatial Intelligence

June 13, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

Indra is leading the European Decumanus R&D project, aimed at developing new geospatial intelligence to support urban development and improve quality…

Front-running Cities Changing Transport, Improving Quality of Life

December 3, 2013 - in Planning, Projects, Transportation

Many cities in Europe are changing, according to a new report which points to rapid transformations in urban transport in some areas. While cycling and…

Sensors Combine for a Structural Health Detection System

Nearly six years following the bridge disaster in Minneapolis, structures keep failing, including the I-5 bridge in Washington and buildings in both Philadelphia and Bangladesh. Each of these could have been prevented with Resensys LLC's real-time, comprehensive,…

Chicago Leaders Call for Action on Urban Food Security

June 19, 2013 - in Projects, Security

Today, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs released a report on urban food security from its Emerging Leaders Class of 2013. The group of 20 Chicago leaders has spent the last year developing an action plan for analyzing and addressing urban food security…

EPA Offers Smart Growth Assistance to Rhode Island; Mississippi County, Arkansas; Kelso, Washington

June 13, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that it will offer technical assistance to three areas of the country to help improve their economy and create jobs while protecting health and the environment through the use of smart growth strategies.…

Is Urban Design Making Our Cities Sick?

November 25, 2012 - in Planning, Smart Cities

The University of Canberra recently held a forum on urban design and healthy cities. A provocation was posed by the organizers at the final research seminar – it asked the question- was urban design making our cities sick? It was intended to provoke debate,…

What GIS Mapping Technology Can Tell You About the Health of Your Neighborhood and Your Risk for Illness

July 5, 2012 - in Analysis

San Bernardino, a city on the eastern edge of Los Angeles' exurban sprawl, is a veritable "food desert." For every grocery store or otherwise "healthy" food outlet, the city has eight fast-food joints, convenience stores and other junk food purveyors -- along…