I just returned from the Urban Data Management Society’s 2013 conference in London, UK (UDMS 2013).It was a great conference, and afforded plenty of opportunity to learn about the cutting-edge research in geoinformation/geomatics, especially as it relates to urban planning. I was also very happy for the chance to meet colleagues in the urban […]
In semi-related blog-worthy news, A friend recently asked for job leads in green building or sustainable energy in Calgary. His friend is moving here, and is looking in those specific areas.
In my experience, this city has what appears from the outside to be unlimited jobs in the oil industry. But, for me at […]
We’ve been up to a lot in the past year at PYP. For my part, I recently put together a brief update on my research over 2012 and the beginning of 2013 for a donor. Here’s the bulk of the piece, to give you a very quick idea of how we’re progressing.
A friend recently bought a new house, and asked what could be done to make it more sustainable. I responded with a list of what I consider to be the top ten keys to household sustainability.
The list is in order of greatest impact. The reason for this order is that some of the things […]
I recently attended the GI Forum 2012 Conference in Salzburg, Austria. The conferencen was organized by the Centre of Geoinformatics (Z_GIS) at the University of Salzburg, Institute of GIScience at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. It brought together over 1000 professionals and students in the geoinformatics. Presentations were delivered in two tracks: GIScience and Technology, and Learning […]
A recent facebook post caught my eye. It contrasted the number of homeless in the United States with the number of vacant homes. The image stated that there are 24 vacant homes for each homeless person in the US. Sources of empty homes surely vary, but could include second homes, abandoned homes, unsound structures, land […]
PlanYourPlace intends to create a tool that helps communities work together towards sustainability. Many academics have defined sustainable development, but it is evident that it is a concept that is difficult to tie down as we all seem to want to define if from the perspective of “my” world view, whether that be enviro-centric, […]