May 10 2013

Digging Deeper: The Ultimate Queen City Underground Tour

May 10th, 2013Posted by 

American Legacy Tours – located at 1218 Vine Street in Cincinnati’s historic Over the Rhine (OTR) – has continued to gain popularity, media attention and distinction since their opening in 2008. The company, founded by a small group of friends, offers a diverse range of engaging walking tours through Cincinnati Heritage, legend and folklore. These […]

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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 03 2012

The Importance of Keyword and Keyphrases in Search Engine Optimization

May 3rd, 2012Posted by 

Search engine optimization (SEO) is crucial for the success of many websites. No matter how often you may tune your site for a better ranking with major search engines, it may still not be enough if the right keywords or keyphrases are not being selected. This is because search engines decide how relevant a site […]

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April 12 2012

How Important is the Internet to Architecture and Architects?

April 12th, 2012Posted by 

It is pretty well acknowledged that the Internet has changed the world, with easy, universal access to information and instant communication across the planet. But how has it impacted the daily life of an architect? Has it changed the way they work? And is the full potential of the Internet being utilised? Habits are changing. […]

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April 05 2012

How to Use E-mail Marketing for Your Urban Planning Business

April 5th, 2012Posted by 

Setting up an e-mail marketing campaign won’t take years or many board meetings. It’s simple to do, especially if you receive direction from a professional web marketing company to provide insight on e-mail campaign designs and e-mail marketing campaign packages. For example, one company Global Site Plans gains expertise from is MailChimp, which is a […]

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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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February 29 2012

The Benefits of a Website for Planning and Design Businesses

February 29th, 2012Posted by 

Having a website is essential in today’s web-driven world. Many businesses use their websites to help drive sales, leads, and advertisements. Environmental design, urban planning, and architecture businesses can benefit from websites as well. In a previous blog about promoting your business online, I constantly mentioned creating a website first and foremost. Online advertising is usually […]

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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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December 15 2011

How Website Maintenance Affects Search Engine Optimization (SEO): A Guide for Urban Planners and Architects

December 15th, 2011Posted by 

Designing a website to use as advertisement to expand an urban planning sole-proprietorship or architecture company is a beneficial investment; however, simply having a customized website design and optimizing it for search engines cannot be expected to continually rank well. If left undeveloped, you may lose the business your website initially produced; therefore, website maintenance is […]

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December 13 2011

Best Websites for Architecture Students and Professionals

December 13th, 2011Posted by 

Almost everyone has at one time or another aimlessly surfed the Internet during working hours. Endless website clicking proves to be a good diversion when the creative juices stall at school or work. I’m as guilty as the next person for this minor offense and these are the websites I frequent when I’m looking for […]

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November 08 2011

Learning from the Liverpool One Development: Nottingham, Take Note

November 8th, 2011Posted by 

Nottingham is stagnating. Retail growth has stalled, along with Westfield’s promise of a shiny new Broadmarsh shopping centre. The city has proved its potential as a linear city time and again, with the many shops along Clumber Street and Bridelsmith Gate benefiting from one of the highest footfall figures in Europe, but the Broadmarsh is […]

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April 01 2011

What Will Bring People and Business Back to the Streets?

April 1st, 2011Posted by 

With the intention of planting a victory garden for a friend who just beat cancer we rode into the City of Montrose 30 minutes outside of Los Angeles to a nursery. I had my favorite nursery mapped out and I asked my friend Di why we would drive outside our city to find one. “Well,” […]

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February 01 2011

Why You Should Have a Template-Customized Website

February 1st, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans can create a budget-conscious website utilizing template customization.  The process includes choosing between numerous website template designs, choosing the one that is right for your company, and then customizing the template with your company text and images.  This is especially cost-effective because it does not take time to create a custom-designed look […]

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January 24 2011

Why WordPress Website Design is Superior

January 24th, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans develops blog-integrated websites, utilizing the WordPress format.  WordPress is one of the most popular blogging tools available.  Many people do not know that WordPress is a powerful Content Management System (CMS) that can be used to build a blog, a website, or both – a blog-integrated website (The Global Site Plans website […]

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January 10 2011

The Good and Bad of Flash Website Design

January 10th, 2011Posted by 

Global Site Plans develops creative and innovative flash design websites.  Flash design is particularly useful when displaying numerous images, as would be in the case of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and urban planning sole proprietorships, companies, and graduate student portfolios. Flash utilizes vector based graphic presentation that can present images in a continuous movie-type format.  […]

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November 14 2010

Internet Directory Listings for Urban Planners, Urban Designers, and Urban Planning Consultancies

November 14th, 2010Posted by 

While most urban planners and urban designers won’t be sought out by individuals, but rather business to business (B2B) because of the nature of their work, there are consultants who can benefit from advertising on the “good-ol’ Internet.” And, if you’re trying to discover ways to drive traffic to your urban planning  or urban design […]

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November 13 2010

Free Internet Directory Listings for Engineers and Engineering Firms

November 13th, 2010Posted by 

When a potential client is searching for an engineer or engineering firm, they may find themselves sitting in front of the computer and Googling (Google.com) the following terms: “find a structural engineer,” “architectural engineer,” “civil engineering,” “civil engineer,” “civil engineer firm directory,” and/or “civil engineer firm.” And that’s the exact search I sat down to […]

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November 12 2010

Free Landscape Architect, Landscape Designers, and Landscape Architecture Directory Listings

November 12th, 2010Posted by 

Discovering the most cost-effective way to promote your landscape architecture or landscape design business, through a marketing plan, should always include the Internet. And if you’re trying to discover ways to drive traffic to your  landscape architecture or landscape design business and website that are free, you’ve come to the right place. I searched Google.com […]

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November 11 2010

Benefits of Website Maintenance and Examples of Website Maintenance Requests

November 11th, 2010Posted by 

When you purchase a vehicle, you plan on maintaining it, correct? Well, just like a well maintained car, your website will need a maintenance plan in order to continually run successfully.  Website maintenance will ensure that your website attracts, educates, and expands your client base, while generating revenue for your business.  This means that even […]

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