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What Exactly Is a Smart City?

There is a lot of buzz about “smart cities” these days, with cities such as Portland, San Francisco, Denver, Austin, Columbus and Kansas City taking constructive steps in this direction. But the truth is we don’t yet have a single fully-functioning smart city. So amid all the buzz, you may ask yourself, “What constitutes a […]

5 Tips for Effective Public Involvement

A successful public input process comes from effective communication between project stakeholders, the design team, and meeting facilitators. When done well, the process is invigorating, fun and educational for all! Most of our municipal projects, such as city centers, parks and trails, require public involvement in the planning and preliminary design stages. However, private development […]

The Benefits of Using Drones for Cell Tower Audits

It used to be if you asked someone how they got something done so fast, they would respond, “There’s an app for that.” Well soon we might be saying, “There’s a drone for that.” Drones are being increasingly established as a critical tool in the tower industry. Auditing a tower has become easier and faster with […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Traffic Signal Timing

It is Monday morning, and you are trying to beat traffic on your way to work when all of a sudden it seems like the whole traffic engineering world is conspiring against you by ensuring you hit red light after red light. After a few explicit words, you begin to wonder what makes these signals […]

What You Need to Know about Open Access Networks

The telecommunications engineering industry is rife with acronyms and jargon, and it can be hard to sort out the truly important terms from those which are merely the trend du jour. Well folks, I have an important one for you to add to your vocabulary, and we at Foresite Group predict that it will be […]