Monthly Archives: June 2018

Smart City Planning for the 21st Century

Dan Doctoroff, New York City’s former Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding under the Bloomberg administration spoke to Stephen Dubner on Freakonomics Radio about retrofitting old cities in the midst of an historic rise in urbanization and his new venture to build a modern city from scratch.

Listen to the podcast on the Freakonomics website.

Doctoroff also talks about New York City’s bid to host the Olympics and how that spurred development.  He references the High Line Project, Hudson Yards and The Shed, which is expected to open in March of 2019. See CIS Project Details for construction information or visit The Shed website for information on cultural events.

AEMP Releases their Guide for Hiring Veterans.

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP), in partnership with the Center for America (CFA), has developed a handbook to help employers in the construction industry more easily connect with qualified veterans and military service members.  The handbook contains skill matrices for high priority categories and individual hiring workbooks for the three hardest to fill job series.

Discover more, plus a link to the full version of the handbook and workbooks, on the AEMP website.