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Federal Transit Administration Kicks Off Initiative to Help Communities Develop Successful Transit-Oriented Development Projects

December 7, 2015 - in Corporate, Land Development, Transit

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has launched a nationwide transit-oriented development (TOD) initiative to encourage development near transit systems that boosts the local economy; provides easy…

New “Smart Cities” Initiative Aims to Help Communities Tackle Local Challenges

September 16, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Smart Cities

Today, the Administration is announcing a new “Smart Cities” Initiative that will invest over $160 million in federal research and leverage more than…

Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative Elects New Chair and Two Vice Chairs

March 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

Farmington Hills, Mich., March 10, 2015 – The Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative (CJSI) announced the appointment of Julie Buffenbarger as chair…

FACT SHEET: Build America Infrastructure Investment Summit

September 12, 2014 - in Announcement, Financial, Projects

Investing in 21st century American infrastructure is an important part of the President’s plan to build on the progress our economy is making by creating jobs and expanding opportunity for all hardworking Americans. That’s why earlier this summer the President…

U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces New Initiative to Enhance Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

September 11, 2014 - in Projects, Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a new initiative to reduce the growing number of pedestrian and bicyclist injuries and fatalities through a comprehensive approach that addresses infrastructure safety, education, vehicle safety and…

U.S. Green Building Council and the American Chemistry Council to Work Together to Advance LEED

September 3, 2014 - in Buildings, Design/Engineering, Projects

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by applying technical and science-based approaches to…

Siemens Teams up with UN-Habitat to Produce ‘Urban Planning for City Leaders’

June 14, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

Urban Planning for City Leaders  is a UN-Habitat initiative to provide local leaders and decision makers with the tools to support urban planning good practice. It aims to inform leaders about the value that urban planning could bring to their cities and…

China’s Smart City Concept Comes Together

October 17, 2013 - in Feature, Featured, Smart Cities

China is in the midst of an urban planning boom for "smart cities" across the country with 193 trial cities approved and under development. Acknowledging IBM's concept, the idea involved a combination of sensors, systems and cloud computing resources to control…