Autodesk Project Galileo is an easy-to-use planning tool for creating 3D city models from civil, geospatial and building data, and 3D models. Galileo also enables users to sketch conceptual infrastructure ideas within the 3D city model.
Caroline McCarthy, in CNET News, reports about the initiatives of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to construction something that can only be called “the digital city.”
Google’s new “Art Project” employs its Street View technology to provide access to 17 of the world’s most acclaimed art museums. The visitors can discover and view more than a thousand artworks online in extraordinary detail.
Louise Joselyn in New Electronics magazine reports on “smart city” development in France. The telecoms company France Telecom Orange has been running two smart city pilot projects at Cagne-sur-mer, a city with 40,000 residents located near Nice, and in the Grenoble city center.
Harvard Business School has published a paper that reviews the goals, business models, and partnerships involved in eight early “ecocity” projects to begin to identify success factors in this emerging industry.
MIT Technology Review magazine outlines the efforts of Schneider Electric, a company that makes software and hardware for energy-efficient buildings, to test its own products in the new headquarters campus near La Défense, the Parisian business district.
Chicago invented the skyscraper. Can it pioneer the best urban sustainable-energy strategies as well? Ann Lok Lui, writes in the Architect’s Newspaper, about city’s plan to capitalize on the latest advances: