The Chesapeake Bay Program has data available from a data set created via USGS for land-cover data set for the entire watershed, with snapshots compiled for 1984, 1992, 2001, 2006. Using various sources such as NOAA’s 2001 Coastal Change Analysis Program (CCAP) dataset Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper and Landsat 7 Enhanced Thematic Mapper satellite imagery […]
We are very interested in how to engage communities in local environmental programs in order to raise awareness of what’s around them. In that line, for a few months we’ve been working on some geospatial mashups related to benthic macroinvertebrate monitoring programs in communities. That is a lot of big words. What am I talking […]
I am collecting some information for an upcoming proposal and came across three articles of usefulness.One is on planning for ecological-friendly cities, the other involves identifying the ones already doing a good job. An article from Mary Newsom at the Charlotte Observer. A self-titled writer on topics of “growth, development, urban design and urban life,” […]
My wife and I were recently in Athens, Greece, for an medium-sized excursion, purchased at the stunningly cheap price of €130. Now that’s a deal. Athens had been a place on my radar for years, and both of our interests were keen for a visit to the old world. Athens is a modern city that […]
Stemming from some related research, as well as some discussions with ecologists, a few months ago I became intrigued by the loose realm that is known as Urban Ecology in various fields. Here are some of the results of the reading. The field has been to this point an amorphous discipline that pulls from themes […]
Although my fascination of cities will hopefully take me to other Asian spots, thus far, Tokyo is the only large city that I have visited in Asia. The first time was utterly overwhelming. This time, I could digest it a little more. Even still, one could spend a hundred years traversing the main avenues and […]
Found this IEEE Spectrum publication from June 2007 which takes case studies of 5 so-called “megacities” to see how to engineer liveable, sustainable cities. Across the board topics are hit, including public transport, green buildings, and police systems. Well worth a peruse.