News tagged with urban planners

3D planning tool for the city of tomorrow

Noise levels, fine particulate matter, traffic volumes – these data are of interest to urban planners and residents alike. A three-dimensional presentation will soon make it easier to handle them: as the user virtually ...

dateApr 02, 2012 in Engineering
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Glimmers of green hope for Asian cities

The air in most Asian cities is getting more polluted and the rivers filthier, but experts say there are many reasons to believe in a green vision for the region as urbanisation powers ahead.

dateJun 21, 2011 in Environment
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Designing a city for safe protests

Civil protests, from peaceful sit-ins at the Pentagon to violent riots in Cairo, nonetheless share some common characteristics. To study how protests evolve in public spaces, Dr. Tali Hatuka, an architect and head of Tel ...

dateFeb 23, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Santa Fe homeowners weigh in on landscape preferences

While municipalities may mandate communitywide water conservation measures, individuals—particularly homeowners—can make significant contributions to water conservation in urban environments. Hoping to provide urban planners ...

dateSep 20, 2010 in Environment
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Urban areas offer hidden biodiversity

( -- Urban areas around the world are places of hidden biodiversity that need to be protected and encouraged through smart urban design, said an authority in green city design.

dateMar 23, 2009 in Ecology
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