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Envelope lands $2M funding to build out zoning analysis tool

Envelope lands $2M funding to build out zoning analysis tool  | @realtybiznews

Envelope, a software-as-a-service company for real estate professionals that enables them to visualize and run scenarios on development potential based on zoning, has just secured a $2 million funding round to develop its platform and launch marketing efforts in New York City and beyond.

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Parrot launches drone division targeting construction, agriculture

Parrot launches drone division targeting construction, agriculture  | @constructdive

Drones can benefit the building process in myriad ways, including surveying, job-site monitoring, and photo and data collection. That data can be sent back to the project team to offer progress updates and improve cost and schedule efficiencies by reducing the chance for error.

#InfrastructureWeek: Innovating today to improve how we get there tomorrow

#InfrastructureWeek: Innovating today to improve how we get there tomorrow  | @AECOM

We’re all going somewhere. How we get there could be radically different in the near future thanks to transformative trends in the transportation industry.

Smart Garbage Trucks Will Collect Data and Your Disgusting Trash

Smart Garbage Trucks Will Collect Data and Your Disgusting Trash  | @inversedotcom

Five of the city’s garbage trucks have been retrofitted by the lab, bringing them online. Scanners on the trucks continuously scrape data throughout the city, all while the sanitation department carries out its standard trash collection duties.

Elon Musk Has Finally Confirmed What the Boring Tunnels He’s Making Are For

Elon Musk Has Finally Confirmed What the Boring Tunnels He’s Making Are For | @futurism

Yes, it’s to solve traffic, but it looks like it isn’t meant just to be your usual tunnel for cars. In a new update today, the company asserts that it’s actually building a tunnel that can also run the Hyperloop.

What Smart Cities of the Future Will Look Like

Inside the Startup Lab Inventing the Future of Cities  | @thebridgebk

The Urban-X method is to select a group of eight early-stage companies and give them three months of intensive mentoring in design, engineering, marketing, and business-model development, as well as startup funding.

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