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2014-04-25 23:01:36

Strategies Developed By Perkins Eastman/BFJ Planning Team, Led By Eric Fang AIA, LEED AP, and Frank Fish FAICP, Help Communities Secure Additional $6M in Competitive Funding For Post-Sandy Rebuilding and Climate Resilience New York, NY (PRWEB) April 25, 2014 Perkins Eastman and its affiliate BFJ Planning (BFJ) are pleased to announce that on April 23, team leaders Eric Fang and Frank Fish were in attendance at the NY Rising Spring Conference in Albany, where community members from Staten...

2013-09-24 23:35:34

UMBC’s Graduate Programs in Geographic Information Systems invites the community to attend a webinar presented by Ron Wilson from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development—“Using Near Repeat Analysis for Measuring Urban and Housing Problems: Two Examples to Address Government-related Problems.” Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) September 24, 2013 UMBC’s Geographic Information Systems Graduate Program will hold a webinar on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. ET....

2013-08-01 23:28:39

CyberCity 3D is partnering with the Capital Area Texas Sustainability Consortium using a HUD grant to generate 3D building models of Central Texas for use in Esri CityEngine to assist the Central Texas region in planning its future growth. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 CyberCity 3D, Inc.™ a leader in geospatial modeling and emerging urban design data, has started production of 3D urban content of the University of Texas at Austin campus and selected cities throughout the...

Urban Green Spaces Provide Boost To Mental Health
2013-04-22 10:05:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As cities demolish vacant buildings in an effort to combat blight, many people are embracing these new green spaces, and some groups are even converting them into lush community gardens. Now, a new study from British researchers at the University of Exeter´s Medical School suggests that people living in urban areas with nearby green spaces have better mental health and an improved overall sense of well-being compared to urbanites...

2013-04-07 23:02:46

New book "Dynamic Urban Design" details community-based model for resilient cities, suburbs Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 How do we do more with less and still create quality, sustainable cities? In the new book Dynamic Urban Design: A Handbook for Creating Sustainable Communities Worldwide, author Michael von Hausen shares his theories and knowledge regarding sustainable land development based on his over 30 years practicing and teaching in the field. Combining...

2013-03-26 10:54:12

Contrary to convention, vegetation, when well-maintained, can lower the rates of certain types of crime, such as aggravated assault, robbery and burglary, in cities, according to a Temple University study, "Does vegetation encourage or suppress urban crime? Evidence from Philadelphia, PA," published in the journal, Landscape and Urban Planning. "There is a longstanding principle, particularly in urban planning, that you don't want a high level of vegetation, because it abets crime by...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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