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Report Highlights Progress in Federal Effort to Align Affordable Housing, Efficient Transportation and Economic Growth

August 7, 2014 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects, Transportation

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released “Five Years…

UK Government Makes Radical Reforms of the Planning System Part of Long-term Economic Plan

August 3, 2014 - in Land Development, Planning, Projects

Local residents will have a greater say over the future development of their area, under plans announced by Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis…

Appropriations Committee Releases the Fiscal Year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Bill

May 7, 2014 - in Construction, Projects

The House Appropriations Committee today released the fiscal year 2015 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill, which will be considered…

3D Printed Canal House Gets Underway in Amsterdam

January 23, 2014 - in Construction

The Dutch architecture firm DUS Architects have begun work on the world's first 3D printed house in North Amsterdam. The project uses the world's largest portable 3D printer called 'Kamermaker' or room-maker. Not only is this a 3D printed house, but it also…

ETI Seeks Partners to Demonstrate Retrofit Building Techniques for Future Mass Scale Rollout

July 22, 2013 - in Energy, Renewal/Retrofit

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is seeking partners to participate in the retrofit of a selected number of different domestic properties to validate and further develop approaches developed in a previous ETI research project into buildings retrofitting.…

GIS Becomes More of a Strategic Tool for UK Housing Associations

February 14, 2013 - in Corporate, Facility Management

Housing associations that have used geographic information systems (GIS) to make cost savings in operational activities such as grounds maintenance, are increasingly using the same technology as a strategic tool  to help transform the way they work. That…

Midland Heart Standardises on Cadcorp GIS for Housing Management

October 23, 2012 - in Corporate

One of the UK’s largest housing and care organisations has decided to meet all its mapping requirements using geographic information systems (GIS) technology from the British software developer, Cadcorp. With nearly 32,000 homes, Midland Heart is the largest…

Hong Kong Housing Authority Launches Enhanced Drawing Management System Based on Bentley’s ProjectWise

Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that the Hong Kong Housing Authority (HKHA) has launched a new drawing management system based on Bentley’s ProjectWise system of collaboration servers and services. The new system was developed by HKHA for use…

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 is all too often unaffordable or inadequate for the needs of its potential residents. Paul Swinney…