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Freeway Congestion is Costing Wisconsin Motorists Time and Money

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) released new data today showing that 9 of 20 Milwaukee area freeway segments are so congested that motorists must allow more than twice as much time to consistently complete their trips during peak travel…

Looking to Sustainable Cities as Key to Smart Future

February 25, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning

The world is entering an age of urbanization. Every year more people relocate to cities, creating new challenges around affordable housing, transport…

Rising Sea Levels: A Cause of Concern for the Coastline

February 19, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

For years, scientists have warned against the dangers of planetary pollution, the continuance of global warming and other valid concerns that plague our…

Dallas Council Updated on Resilient Cities Program

February 19, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning

Chief Resilience Officer Theresa O’Donnell provided the City Council with new details about the 100RC Resilience Strategy Process – a 6 to 9 month effort to develop a road map to resilience for the city. The process will engage a broad range of stakeholders,…

New Coastal Flood Risk Model for the UK

February 9, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

Flooding from the sea represents a major threat to the UK; this was demonstrated most recently during the winter of 2013/14, when widespread flooding and damage occurred around much of the coastline. Whilst major advances have helped us to better assess flood…

Water Supply Planning and Drought

February 3, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

The Environment Agency’s draft guidance for the next generation of Water Resource Management Plans makes it clear that water companies must understand how their systems will perform during periods of drought. Ralph Ledbetter is a senior hydrologist at HR Wallingford.…

Mayor Garcetti and Esri Launch Innovative Platform That Puts Open Data To Work

February 1, 2016 - in Corporate, Modeling, Surveying/Mapping

Mayor Eric Garcetti and Esri President Jack Dangermond today unveiled the City of Los Angeles’ new GeoHub — one of the nation’s most complete collections of urban map data. The GeoHub builds on Mayor Garcetti’s third Executive Directive, which created…

Topcon Invests in Viasys VDC

January 11, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Modeling

LIVERMORE, Calif., CAPELLE A/D IJSSEL, The Netherlands, Jan. 11, 2016—Topcon Positioning Group announces it has acquired a significant share of holdings in Viasys VDC, based in Espoo, Finland. Viasys VDC has developed a complete suite of tools and services…

Oxnard to Turn Alleys Into Amenities

December 28, 2015 - in Feature, Featured

The Oxnard Green Alleys Plan is a guidebook developed by the international landscaping firm SWA for the City of Oxnard to transform its underutilized alleys into amenities that provide multiple benefits to the community. The Oxnard Green Alleys Plan guides revitalization…

Survey Finds 70% of State DOTs are Tracking El Niño’s Potential Impacts on Winter Weather

December 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning, Transportation

WASHINGTON - The tricky-to-track ocean and atmospheric phenomenon known as El Niño has prompted state departments of transportation to make winter weather preparations in the face of uncertainty. As winter is set to officially begin, the American Association…