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Milton-Madison Bridge is Complete

November 11, 2015 - in Bridges, Construction, Projects

Construction of the Milton-Madison Bridge has reached completion. Painting was finished this past week and all traffic controls have been removed.  The only thing left to do is restripe the pavement and conduct minor corrective work. Ground was broken for…

Nokia at 150: From Pulp Mill to the Programmable World

Espoo, Finland, May 12, 2015—Nokia today marked its 150th anniversary with employee celebrations around the world, the perfect way to reflect on the…

Ancient and Modern Cities Aren’t So Different

February 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

Feb. 20, 2015—Despite notable differences in appearance and governance, ancient human settlements function in much the same way as modern cities, according…

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 holistic view of what was built in the capital during different historical periods – what has been lost,…

Today in History – August 28, 1963: Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” Speech… and the founding of URISA

August 28, 2013 - in Corporate, Projects

Fifty years ago today in Washington, DC, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" Speech. Delivered to over 250,000 civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the speech…

Discovering the Fundamental Laws of the Growth of Cities

June 24, 2013 - in Analysis

One test of the idea that cities are coherent entities is the ability to predict their future characteristics based on their past behaviour. Researchers asked whether a city’s  population growth in the current year depends on its growth in previous years.…

GIS Technology Allows Virtual Tours of Past DePauw Buildings

April 19, 2013 - in Facility Management, Modeling, Projects

Last spring, Wesley Wilson, coordinator of archives and special collections at Depauw University, set out on a mission to document the campus. “We go into the buildings, we see the buildings, but do we really know about who the building is named for? Or…

Welsh Town Harnesses Wikipedia for Mobile Tour

May 18, 2012 - in Projects, Smart Cities

The small town of Monmouth in Wales have harnessed Wikipedia to chronicle their history. Visitors can use their smart phones to scan bar codes at points of interest to call up details about landmarks in 26 languages. There are more than 1,000 points marked…