Overlays for the Day: Washington, D.C. Land-Use Change

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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 […]

Components of an Ecological City

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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,” […]

IEEE on the Big Cities

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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.