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Esri Publishes Science and Citizen-Driven Land-Use Planning Book

October 13, 2015 - in Modeling, Products

Redlands, Calif., Oct. 12, 2015—The number of people living in the United States is expected to swell from 321 million today to just over 400 million by 2055, according to the US Census Bureau. Millions of additional acres will be needed for homes, schools,…

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…

GeoPlanner for ArcGIS Enables Resilient Design

May 14, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning

Esri recently released a web app called GeoPlanner for ArcGIS that brings the power of geodesign to land-based planning. GeoPlanner for ArcGIS is a JavaScript-based…

Land Use Impacts Aquatic Life in Illinois River Basin

March 13, 2014 - in Projects, Water

The biology of small streams in the Illinois River Basin has been disturbed by a mix of factors, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report. Results from the study done on 18 sites on small streams in the Illinois River Basin in northwestern Arkansas…

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,…

Analysis of Ireland’s Bubble Tied to Land-use Planning

November 10, 2013 - in Planning

Ireland passed its first major piece of land-use planning legislation in 1963, modelled on the UK's Town and Country Planning Act of 1947. The intentions were laudable, to restrict the construction of unwelcome developments and to empower local authorities…

Twelve Cities Apply for European Green Capital Award 2016

November 6, 2013 - in Environment, Projects

The deadline for submitting entries to become European Green Capital 2016 is now closed and the following 12 cities from 11 different countries have entered the competition: Dąbrowa Górnicza (Poland) Essen (Germany) Larissa (Greece) Ljubljana (Slovenia)…

After Sandy: A New ULI Report Looks at Mitigating Climate Change Through Land Use

October 11, 2013 - in Emergency, Planning, Projects

The reality of climate change will forever change community building, with planning and development decisions increasingly based on strengthening community resilience through what is built, and where and how it is built, according to a new report released…

Computer Model Determines City Dynamics to Aid Sustainability Planning

September 11, 2013 - in Planning, Projects, Smart Cities

The sustainability of cities is a challenge facing planners across the globe. The numerous complex and wide-ranging interactions between energy consumption, water use, transportation and population dynamics make cities intrinsically complicated systems to…

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…