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Cloud Gehshan Spring Garden
Cloud Gehshan Helps Illuminate Spring Garden Connector

A busy transit hub entrance in an underpass on Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia receives a dramatic and illuminating makeover courtesy of NV5, Cloud Gehshan and The Lighting Practice.

30 Urban Linear Parks Projects Since 2000
30 Urban Linear Parks Projects Since 2000
Arthouse Denver helped to revitalize the downtown 14th Street area.
Denver's 14th Street Revitalization

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Who will own the smart city?
Who Will Own the Smart City?

By now you’ve probably seen those silver, black and blue monoliths on the streets of Manhattan. Looking like giant cell phones, they’re part of LinkNYC,the communication network CityBridge has installed in New York City as a replacement for 7,500 pay phones. These 10,000 electronic slabs are also something else: an early and somewhat faltering step on the road to the Smart City, dressed up now as a new class of street fixture.

Clearview on U.S. highway signs
States, Highway Officials Push Back on Clearview Turnaround

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Pike & Rose
Pike & Rose
Map The Square
Map The Square
SGMC Sunken Wall of Prayer
SGMC Sunken Wall of Prayer
Blossom Interactive
Blossom Interactive

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Darren David - Thinking Beyond
Isabel Castilla + Hamish Smyth - Miami Underline: Creating a New Urban Landscape
Isabel Castilla + Hamish Smyth - Miami Underline: Creating a New Urban Landscape

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Defining the City - Developing Urban Identity, Interpretive & Wayfinding Systems
Fundamentals of Graphic Design

Urban and Civic News

Idaho Falls Signage (image courtesy of City of Idaho Falls)
Idaho Falls City Wayfinding Well Underway

The city of Idaho Falls’ wayfinding project started in 2013 with an idea for better signs at the Idaho Falls Zoo. Since then, the program has expanded to include monuments, a network of signs near key trails and roadways as well as a thorough city rebranding.

CIVIQ to Transform San Antonio
CIVIQ Smartscapes to Transform Downtown San Antonio

Bexar County Commissioners recently announced a new pilot program to bring state-of-the-art urban technology to the urban center of Bexar County, Texas, putting the community at the forefront of smart, connected cities. As part of the program, CIVIQ WayPoints will be installed throughout the County complex in downtown San Antonio, providing residents with high-speed public Wi-Fi and access to county information via interactive touchscreen displays.