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NIST ‘Global City Teams Challenge’ to Create Smart Cities

August 10, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several partners today are kicking off the year-long Global City Teams Challenge to help communities around the world work together to address issues ranging from…

Transportation Data Startup Transit Labs Launches with Four Cities On Board

June 3, 2014 - in Modeling, Transportation

D.C.-based Transit Labs has launched a pilot program to help public transportation officials better use and understand their data. Transit authorities…

Smart Cities Council Readiness Guide Advances Smart City Development with First-of-Its-Kind Tool for City Leaders Around the World

November 20, 2013 - in Corporate, Smart Cities

The Smart Cities Council today released version 1.0 of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Guide, the first comprehensive, vendor-neutral smart city handbook…

Melbourne Exhibit Maps the City

November 9, 2013 - in Modeling, Projects

Given that the earliest maps – painted onto the walls of a French cave 18,500 years ago – are believed to depict the heavens rather than the earth, it's reasonable that the contemporary mapping to be found in a new exhibition at the National Gallery of…

MIT Maps the Logistics of Megacities

September 10, 2013 - in Projects, Smart Cities

As ever-larger “megacities” become home to more and more of the world’s people, the supply chains that bring essential supplies to these crowded populations will become increasingly complex. To help manage these logistics, researchers at MIT’s Megacities…

2013 Transit GIS Conference Program Details

September 9, 2013 - in Announcement, Transportation

URISA, the Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the National Center for Transit Research (NCTR) are pleased to promote program details for the 2013 GIS in Transit Conference, taking place October 16-17 at the Keck Center of the National Academies in Washington,…

Could Twitter Help Urban Planners Improve Transport Networks?

November 23, 2012 - in Uncategorized

As far as data analysis is concerned, Twitter is primarily used for retrospective tracking of sentiment and other social data, but could geolocated Tweets be used to plan for the future? Data-mapping expert Eric Fischer has used geolocated Tweets to find the…

Headline: UCLA Offers City Planners Manual for Creating Parklets, Living Streets

September 10, 2012 - in Planning

In Los Angeles, California, city officials are looking at new ways to green the city. A recent resolution passed by the council will allow for the creation of a series of micro-parks around the city to provide residents with more green space. On the heels…

Slums, Climate, Urban Expansion Among Topics at World Urban Forum 6

August 29, 2012 - in Announcement

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy will have a delegation at the World Urban Forum VI at Mostra D'Oltremare in Naples, Italy September 1-6, engaging on topics from planning for climate change, housing and slum prevention, and urban planning and infrastructure…

Architects and Urban Planners Share Ideas on “Eco-Urban Living” in Guangzhou

July 9, 2012 - in Event Coverage

The 3rd UK architecture forum, themed "Future Cities -- Eco-Urban Living in Guangzhou", opened on July 5 in Guangzhou, attracting over 300 participants from the British Chamber of Commerce Guangdong, UK Trade & Investment and the China Britain Business…