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The Future of Urban Planning: Interactive 3-D Visualization

February 6, 2013 - in Column, Planning

In many cases, the software used by urban planners and architects is nearly as complex as urban planning itself—especially for owners and operators of the project, who may not have design backgrounds. However, unlike the old, manual method of sorting though…

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…

Norrköping Empowers its Citizens in Urban Planning

May 17, 2012 - in Corporate, Planning

In a new innovative service on the web the City of Norrköping in Sweden empowers its citizens to plan the future city centre. The project was initiated…

Better Technology for Planners Also Means More Citizen Participation

May 16, 2012 - in Planning

The electronic communications and high-tech, computing revolutions have changed planning for the better since the 1970’s and 1980’s. The tools available today are powerful and much more effective at analyzing, arraying, and mapping important data.  Laptops…