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 […]
Our team has been pretty busy with certain topics, e.g. investigating future development scenarios for Glamorgan, doing first steps on a traffic simulation and asking Glamorgan members for their opinion about what is working and what could be improved in the community. We will report more on those items in future blogs, when we can […]
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 […]
I have seen an interesting documentary this week, that analyses obesity and its sources in the USA. The documentary title was: “The weight of the nation” (you can watch parts also on Youtube). Two of the factors mentioned in the movie have been
Well, no news for 1 month. So, what happened? – Of course we haven’t been hanging out lazy in our academic chairs, but have been working on a couple of things; mainly in the past 2 months:
We started our community engagement with the Glamorgan Community in Calgary. We held a first workshop and […]
Globalization has undoubtedly provided many economic and cultural opportunities, and allowed people to move more fluidly around regions and throughout the world. It has allowed many people to zoom out, and to be able to apprehend much of the globe.
There are many factors contributing to this. On one hand, there is the […]
The development of location based services and the expansion of e-government activities encourages the vast majority of society to use spatial information. However, the members of the society may not spatially aware. In order to facilitate the realization of such spatially enabled society, there is a need for a new technical framework and social paradigm […]
In an earlier post I had discussed property rights and obligations that an owner acquires upon purchasing land. However, when they choose to develop land they can encounter some resistance from the local community as is evident in the Shaw-Nee Park development introduced in the initial post. Today I […]
There was an interesting article in last weeks local paper suggesting the need to protect a private golf course from future redevelopment. The article refers to the redevelopment of the now closed Shaw-Nee Slopes Golf Course which was purchased by GeoEnergy Enterprises Ltd. in 2009, […]