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Triple Summit in Singapore Puts Urban Planning on the Map

With more than 20,000 international participants, a triple summit wrapping up today in Singapore is generating an abundance of ideas on sustainable cities. Combining the World City Summit, Singapore Water Week and the CleanEnviro Summit into one mega-event…

Fighting Climate Change With Sensible City Planning

June 5, 2014 - in Modeling, Smart Cities

According to Department of Energy estimates, about 39 percent of America’s carbon emissions come from commercial and residential buildings; over 33…

MIT Initiative Focuses on Creating Resilient Places

June 4, 2014 - in Corporate, Emergency, Modeling

San Francisco was nearly wiped off the map by earthquake and fire in 1906, yet residents seized on the disaster as an opportunity to rebuild and expand.…

Platform for Streaming 3D City Models Using WebGL Now Open for GIS Developers

May 6, 2014 - in Corporate, Modeling

Agency9, the leading provider of online 3D visualisation platform and urban planning solutions for web and mobile, today announces general availability of its software developer platform 3DMaps SDK 4.0 with support for HTML5 and WebGL. The platform is an addition…

Delivering Sustainable Transport

January 6, 2014 - in Planning, Transportation

Globally, the transport sector accounts for 23 percent of all CO2 emissions from fossil fuel combustion, and 15 percent of overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. CO2 emissions from transport rose by 45 percent from 1990 to 2007, led by emissions from the…

Indigenous Peoples Getting Involved in Urban Planning

January 3, 2014 - in Planning

Ryan Walker is an author and editor of a recently released book, Reclaiming Indigenous Planning, which explores how Indigenous peoples are becoming more involved in the planning of urban communities. "Indigenous peoples have been here the longest, but their…

Urban Planning for a Changing Climate

November 6, 2013 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects

Rising sea levels, severe storms, droughts, hotter summers and colder winters are just some of the threats Europe's cities face from a changing climate. Urban planners need to be able to take into account these and other effects of climate change if they are…

New MIT Research on Placemaking Reveals the Power of Community Engagement in Design of Public Spaces

October 24, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

The MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning released today new research that explores the evolution of the urban planning and design of public places toward a process called "placemaking." Placemaking is an innovative approach to transforming communities…

Locals Use an Urban Planning Tool to Improve Walkability

October 20, 2013 - in Analysis, Planning, Projects

Key to the Street is a web-based tool that encourages more community engagement among citizens, as well as local governments. Establishing an infinite dialogue about the potential of their city, Key to the Street gives users to access the entire library of…

Singapore Looks at Work/Live Patterns

September 20, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling

Singapore's urban planning agency, the URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority), is taking a serious look at ways people can work from home and in offices in suburban areas outside the city. URA Chairman and former senior civil servant Peter Ho made this point…