Category Archives: Location Intelligence

A Tale of Three Cities…

London, New York, Perth? I cannot recall if I mentioned Urban Observatory when it was released in July – a collaboration between the founder of TED – Richard Saul Wurman, Radical Media, and Esri.  It is a brilliant interface to … Continue reading

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A View from Above – Federal Election 2013

It is always exciting when you see the people that you work with kick a goal (especially a big one) and I think that some of the work that has been done by the team at Esri Australia for the … Continue reading

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Perth by 2050

Last week I attended and presented at the International Symposium on Digital Earth here in Perth – once again around the topic of planning, development and GeoDesign.  It is interesting trying to present and communicate the changes that are expected … Continue reading

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Global Planning Ideas Get Shared – I hope

Last week Perth had the fortune of UWA hosting the 2011 World Planning Schools Congress.  Some 500 planning scholars from all over the world (I believe that there were only 150 Australians in the mix!) spent 4 days presenting, networking, … Continue reading

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Super Towns Named

I read this morning that the first round of Super Towns have been identified and named by Brendon Grylls for WA from an article in the West Australian.  They are: Katanning Collie Esperance Northam Jurien Bay Morawa Boddington Manjimup Margaret … Continue reading

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Applying GeoDesign to Planning

I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to present at the WA Surveying and Spatial Information Conference (WASSIC 2011) this week. I decided to present on the concept of GeoDesign (that I have talked about before) and how it … Continue reading

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Back into the thick of ‘IT’

I managed to have almost two weeks off from work for a well deserved break – but now I am back in the thick of it all.  It takes a bit of time to ‘wind up’ again – i.e. trawling … Continue reading

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Regional Population Growth and Challenges

Have you had one of those weeks where everything just happens at once?  Well I’m in the midst of it at the moment… Part of the reason is that I’ve just come back from chairing the first CEDA event in … Continue reading

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GeoDesign and Smart Growth for WA?

I’ve talked about the need for strategic planning for the growth of WA previously and there has been some good starting work in this space  such as Directions 2031, the to be released State Planning Strategy (I believe due in … Continue reading

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A Fast Growing Perth?

It’s statistics time… I noticed a small press release two days ago stating that Perth is the “…nation’s fastest growing city”: A slightly misleading title – but such is life… I wanted to find out more about the information that … Continue reading

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