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City of San Diego Selects Accela Civic Platform for $11M Civic Tech Initiative

December 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Modeling, Transportation

SAN RAMON, Calif., Dec. 17, 2015—Accela, the leading provider of productivity and civic engagement solutions for government, today announced the City of San Diego has selected the Accela Civic Platform to update and streamline the City's business processes,…

Rethinking Urban Growth Boundaries

November 14, 2013 - in Planning

Questioning the axioms and underpinning Australia’s urban planning system, this system has grown increasingly restrictive as urban growth boundaries…

Google Earth and Street View Provide Insights for Urban Designers

November 11, 2013 - in Planning

For years, Pittsburgh Mayor-elect Bill Peduto has been advocating development that builds on the city's human scale, proximity of buildings and historic…

BLUERIDGE Analytics Announces a New Parceling Tool for Its SITEOPS Land Development Software

May 20, 2013 - in Corporate, Modeling

BLUERIDGE Analytics, provider of SITEOPS, optimization software for land development, proudly announces the release of the Residential Parceling module. “It is amazing how quickly I am able to lay out residential subdivisions and produce alternative designs…

Is Zoning an Obsolete Measure to Shape Growth?

February 17, 2013 - in Uncategorized

Let’s dump the word “zoning,” as in zoning ordinances that govern how land is developed and how buildings often are designed. Land-use regulation is still needed, but zoning increasingly has become a conceptually inappropriate term, an obsolete characterization…

Open City Provides Detailed Map View of Chicago Zoning

February 12, 2013 - in Planning, Projects

Chicago's embrace of open data has led to a good deal of innovation coming from citizens, with maps of crime, transit, buildings and other civic data. The tech collective Open City has been building tools upon the data, including updates on snow plow progress,…