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New York City and Dutch Environmental Biotechnologist Receive Lee Kuan Yew Prize at World Cities Summit

July 3, 2012 - in Event Coverage, Water

Laureates of the Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize and the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize took the stage tonight at the Lee Kuan Yew Awards Ceremony and Banquet, held during the World Cities Summit, CleanEnviro Summit Singapore, and Singapore International Water Week.…

Carl Steinitz Explains Geodesign Process in New Esri Press Book

July 2, 2012 - in Corporate, Planning

A Framework for Geodesign: Changing Geography by Design, published by Esri Press, details the procedures that pioneer landscape architect and planner…

Esri Book Details Benefits of Geodesign in Planning

June 26, 2012 - in Corporate, Modeling, Planning

Geodesign: Case Studies in Regional and Urban Planning, a new book from Esri, is an important addition to the growing body of knowledge contributing to…

Smart City Technology versus EcoDensity Planning

June 25, 2012 - in Planning, Smart Cities

Vancouver’s EcoDensity Charter has been an important green city initiative emphasizing compact, mixed-use, and walkable communities, over high tech solutions. However, companies such as IBM, Siemens and CISCO are hard-pitching their smart cities solutions…

Can Prefurbia Solve North Dakota’s Growth Problems?

June 18, 2012 - in Corporate, Planning

North Dakota is experiencing explosive growth, yet it’s cities are not well prepared for the onslaught of development, nor are proper mechanisms in place to assure that the new growth serves as a solid foundation for the future. Prefurbia design and regulatory…

Satellite Imagery Improves India's Planning

June 17, 2012 - in Planning

Central and State Governments have just about begun to make use of the imaging capabilities of Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO)/National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) geo-portal ‘Bhuvan' providing a platform for geo-spatial applications in town…

Satellite Imagery Improves India’s Planning

June 17, 2012 - in Planning

Central and State Governments have just about begun to make use of the imaging capabilities of Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO)/National Remote Sensing Agency (NRSA) geo-portal ‘Bhuvan' providing a platform for geo-spatial applications in town…

Has South America's Most Sustainable City Lost Its Edge?

June 7, 2012 - in Smart Cities, Transportation

The southern Brazil metropolis of Curitiba built its reputation as an urban planning model thanks, in large part, to its innovative transportation system. But in recent years, the system has become overcrowded and expensive, pushing people into their cars.…

Has South America’s Most Sustainable City Lost Its Edge?

June 7, 2012 - in Smart Cities, Transportation

The southern Brazil metropolis of Curitiba built its reputation as an urban planning model thanks, in large part, to its innovative transportation system. But in recent years, the system has become overcrowded and expensive, pushing people into their cars.…

New Program to Help Philly Crowd-Source Its Comprehensive Plan

June 6, 2012 - in Planning

For those who see smart tech as the answer to fostering civic engagement, promising news came out of Philadelphia on Friday. As part of its third visit to Philly this year, San Francisco-based non-profit Code for America launched a pilot project that allows…