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Urbanization is occurring at an unprecedented rate representing the largest impact humans have had on the planet. Governments are devoting less of their limited funds to capital infrastructure projects and are looking to the private sector to fill the funding gap. This is driving a focus on construction productivity. Worldwide one third of energy usage is used by buildings. Faced with environmental issues many governments are mandating energy-conservation measures for buildings and for infrastructure. These trends are driving investment in technology. In construction which represents 10% of world GDP, the adoption of building information modeling (BIM) has accelerated in the last decade primarily motivated by the need to reduce the risk of budget and schedule overruns. In addition increasingly architects, engineers and designers are realizing the value of integrating geospatial data and technology into the model-based design process. The integration of geospatial not only addresses specific vertical industry problems such as a mandated low carbon footprint, but also enables a more holistic approach to the major challenges of designing more resilient cities.