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Creativity + Ingenuity Powered by ISG Employee Owners – Weekly Spotlight: Eric Ertl

Geographic information system (GIS) technology is much more than just cool maps, and Eric Ertl, ISG GIS Project Manager, is a leader in the industry integrating custom software and solutions in just about every market - all while being outnumbered by females at home and juggling the joys of fatherhood. Let's get to know Eric and all things GIS.

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The Art of Visualization

To help capture the essence of a client’s vision in an easy to grasp format, graphic renderings, video animation, plan production, and 3D modeling can make a huge impact and connect clients to their dreams and goals, making what was once a thought or sketch turn into reality. We recently sat down with Michael Blank, ISG Design Visualization Specialist, to talk more about the craft that helps promote community engagement, build consensus, and earn project support.

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Placemaking: 3 Steps to Finding the Right Fit for Each Community

The goal, for any community, is to sustain a high quality of life by creating spaces of cultural, recreational, and economic significance - an effort urban planning and design professionals have recently termed termed “placemaking.” This community and engagement driven approach incorporates the 3-step placemaking planning process to follow and can help make such City efforts successful.

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Embracing + Reflecting on World Landscape Architecture Month

World Landscape Architecture Month may be coming to a close, but the long-lasting impact landscape architects make on our everyday lives, both professionally and personally, deserves to be celebrated year-round.

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New Nature Center Paves the Way for Sustainable Design

As society justifiably becomes more concerned with the state of our climate, green building will (and should) continue to lead the way, and the systems and methods used will become increasingly advanced. In the meantime, Austin, Minnesota will kick off Earth Day 2017 with a Center that is a model of sustainability and one of the greatest local connections to Mother Nature.

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First in Class – Virtual Desktop Technology + Integration

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is the future of A/E industry workforce – and ISG has been at the forefront of implementation and integration.

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Celebrating Ingenuity + Empowerment

Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day, and ISG’s Inspiring A/E Leaders and Insight

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Faster, Better, Stronger Commercial Development

New commercial development ventures are exciting not only for the cities and communities who welcome them, but the developers who pioneer such efforts. Before plans are laid out or a ribbon cutting scheduled, the key to success lies in the very early, initial planning stages with four simple, yet critical questions.