August 12 2014

Aude, France Creates App to Connect and Inform Youth about their City

August 12th, 2014Posted by 

“Our objective with the Acti City InfoJeunes Connect app consists of responding to their expectations in order to be identified as a source of serious, credible, and referenced information.” It is with these words that Claude Soula, Director of Acti City Youth Information presented this new tool in service of young people. In order to […]

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June 06 2012

Uses of Social and Participatory Mediums in Urban Planning

June 6th, 2012Posted by 

Planning participation is a requirement in most American states, and many municipalities realize its power; a sense of ownership in the community for an initiative can be a determining factor in the success of any plan. To distribute and gather information to and from the community there are essentially three routes. Depending on the community […]

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May 08 2012

Design Elements of the Mammoth Lakes, CA Gateway Project: The Mountains are Calling

May 8th, 2012Posted by 

The Mammoth Gateway Project is an effort to elaborate on the entrance to the resort community of Mammoth Lakes, CA. Signage is crucial for travelers and Mammoth Lakes needs wayfinding markers to help tourists get around with ease, while creating memorable experiences. The Mammoth Gateway Project is the ultimate expression of Mammoth’s desire to stick […]

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March 27 2012

The How-To’s of Building Your Email Marketing Contact List

March 27th, 2012Posted by 

Email marketing campaigns allow small-to-medium sized architecture, engineering, and urban planning firms reach larger audiences for a fraction of what traditional direct mail marketing cost. Imagine informing thousands of individuals about upcoming events, new products and services, publications, and news with the click of a mouse. With a Global Site Plans email marketing campaign package, an […]

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March 22 2012

The Importance of Quality and Updated Content for your Urban Planning Website

March 22nd, 2012Posted by 

A “build it and forget it” method may not be the wisest of decisions for an urban planner when creating a website. It is a myth that a website can sustain itself after it’s developed. In fact, similar to your business, a website must be constantly maintained if you want it to continue to thrive. […]

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March 08 2012

Examples of Website Maintenance Requests

March 8th, 2012Posted by 

Blogs are today’s “black.” Nowadays, many companies are incorporating personalized websites as part of the businesses’ Public Relations strategy to reach out to new and potential clientele, or the general public. So it is important, more so within the field of architecture, engineering, environmental non-profit, landscape architecture and urban planning, to maintain your website in […]

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February 23 2012

Sustainable Graphic Design: What to do with Ink and Other Printer Cartridges

February 23rd, 2012Posted by 

Being environmentally cognizant has become the new way of thinking in terms of developing a profitable business. In the contemporary eco-conscious world, businesses are working toward incorporating environmentally friendly procedures into their production. Even practicing eco-friendly techniques or associating an eco-friendly logo design to your company may make the difference between financial profit and loss. […]

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January 26 2012

The Benefits of Website Maintenance for Your Environmental Design Business

January 26th, 2012Posted by 

Within the field of architecture, engineering, environmental non-profit, landscape architecture and urban planning, attending to your website’s upkeep will help your business grow and continue to thrive. Clientele will most likely conduct research about your company prior to contacting you, and in today’s age, companies are always developing and maintaining websites to attract new and […]

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January 24 2012

Rust Belt Real Estate: Re-imagining Post Industrial Cities

January 24th, 2012Posted by 

While at one time it was counted among the most productive manufacturing areas in the world, the area of former heavy manufacturing bordering the Great Lakes, known as The Rust Belt, has suffered from decaying industry and deserted cities. Through the 1980′s and 1990′s, The population drop in cities like Cleveland, Buffalo, and Detroit  has […]

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November 24 2011

5 Suggestions for the FiELD9:architecture Website

November 24th, 2011Posted by 

This designer has a very impressive portfolio of work; the projects reveal sensitivity to sustainability, scale, texture, and function. At present, I feel the FiELD9: architecture website does not do justice to the talents and passions of the designer.  The “brand” FiELD9 is unique and innovative, and these suggestions are intended to support the needs […]

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March 31 2011

Catching Up to the Parametric Revolution: Generating Forms and Graphics in Architecture

March 31st, 2011Posted by 

Last time, I discussed how architectural processes are being redefined with new methods such as producing conceptual sketches in generative graphics programs.  This should not be a surprise to most designers, as writing code is becoming an essential part of architectural practice.  Parametricism In the past few years architect Patrik Schumacher has lectured worldwide to […]

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March 21 2011

Considerations For Print Advertisement Design

March 21st, 2011Posted by 

Print advertising design means speaking to your audience through visual means, which requires a lot of delivery – fresh concepts, inviting copy, and unforgettable images.  Global Site Plans specializes in print advertising that will motivate your audience.  Overall, print ads come in all shapes and sizes, but have a common goal of selling your architecture, […]

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March 17 2011

Architecture Job Hunt: Useful Skills for 2011

March 17th, 2011Posted by 

Being in an architectural graduate school, surrounded by students and instructors using and developing the most up-to-date tools in design, gives me an inside look on what skills employers are seeking in new graduates.  Even those who have been out of school for some time still benefit from learning new programs and implementing them at […]

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March 14 2011

4 Questions your Company Should Ask Themselves About Brochure Design

March 14th, 2011Posted by 

1. Who are your readers? The readers of your brochures will ultimately determine the success of your brochure.  If your brochure, and its design, does not speak to its audience, it will have no chance at fulfilling its purpose.  Is your brochure design and printing aimed at new clients, long-standing clients, or potential clients?  Who […]

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March 07 2011

Unusual or Unique Business Card Design?

March 7th, 2011Posted by 

Now, there is no harm in having a plain and simple business card – as long as you have a business card that sticks in peoples’ minds and gives the impression that your company is of good quality, reliable, along with being interesting.  However, if you want to stick out in your prospective clients’ mind, […]

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February 28 2011

Business Cards, Your Mini-Resume

February 28th, 2011Posted by 

Business cards are inexpensive, yet indispensable, tools in introducing yourself and what you do to prospective clients and other invaluable business connections.  They serve as mini-resumes that can be given to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. Here are a few more reasons to invest in business cards, if you need just a little more convincing that […]

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