Stearns County, Minn., has contracted with Denver-based Merrick to create a topographic map of the county.
The New York Parks and Recreation Department has contracted with locally based Vollmer to landscape and design parks and playgrounds across the city.
The Chicago Housing Authority has contracted with Cambridge, Mass.-based CDM to provide environmental preparation at the Cabrini-Green housing project, which is under renovation.
Fort Dodge, Iowa, has contracted with Brookfield, Wis.-based R.A. Smith & Associates to create an agricultural park plan, and to perform a gap and venture financing study, primary sector company research and targeted industries analysis.
Middlesex County, N.J., has contracted with Rochester, N.Y.-based Pictometry to provide aerial imaging of the county as well as imaging software.
The East Bay Municipal Utility District in Oakland, Calif., has contracted with locally based Ninyo & Moore and Lubbock, Texas-based Terra Engineers to perform geological testing for the earthquake-resistance upgrade of San Pablo Dam in Contra Costa County, Calif.