Links to news articles, blogs and other information related to geography, GIS and more.
Posted: May 1, 2015
CenterState CEO announced the roll out of an expanded work training program called the Manufacturing Careers Partnership. SCG worked with CenterState CEO to map manufacturing centers in Central New York as part of the planning for this new program. You can read more about it here
Posted: January 30, 2015
Sam Wear highlights SCG in his blog post, “Building a New York State Community Mapping Framework.” Read more here at his eSpatially New York blog.
Posted: November 5, 2014
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Posted: September 25, 2014
A frequent community partner, Syracuse Grows, recently held a very successful benefit dinner showcasing urban agriculture in Syracuse as well as the talents of refugee and new American chefs. You can check out a local news story on the dinner here.
Posted: September 10, 2014
Exemplifying open governance and participatory action, Boston’s “Youth Lead Change” project engaged youth in the first ever participatory budgeting process in a U.S. city. Young Bostonians, ages 12-25 had a hand in designing the process, were made aware of, and discussed, spending priorities and current projects, and finally cast their votes to determine which proposed community development projects (everything from improving parks to creating art spaces) they felt should receive some share of the city’s … Read more
Posted: September 10, 2014
This article from The Atlantic features two interactive maps produced in part by Esri. One allows you to investigate recent Census data by exploring rates of county-by-county population growth alongside the sources of their growth (or decline): http://storymaps.esri.com/stories/2014/census-county-population-change/. The other draws on a compilation of 175,000 historic USGS topographical maps. You can select an area you’re familiar with and go back through time to see how the selected landscape looked at other points … Read more
Posted: May 1, 2014
Imagine Durban, an urban planning project based off of Chicago’s Imagine Chicago, asks city dwellers what they don’t like about their city and starts projects based on their suggestions. A great example of collaboration ending in positive change. Read about the project here.