Food-oriented design is helping communities across the nation grow equitably. In St. Paul, the Little Mekong Night Market offers local produce and traditional southeast Asian foods. Courtesy Asian Economic Development Association

Want a more equitable city? Try food-oriented design

The way to a stronger city is through its stomach By Diana Budds Cities rely on a familiar toolkit to become stronger, healthier, and more livable: expand transportation, create public space, add jobs, construct housing. While these strategies have been proven to work, they also...
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Startups are riding the tech wave to build the future of the AEC industry

AN speaks with Jesse Devitte, co-founder of Borealis Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm geared toward the AEC industry, about the new wave of startups in the industry. By Robert Nieminen There’s a perfect storm brewing in the AEC industry with respect to technology,...
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MIT develops technology to digitally program water droplets

Researchers from MIT are developing a technology that transforms water droplets into programmable, interactive tools. Natashah Hitti Researchers from MIT are developing a technology that transforms water droplets into programmable, interactive tools for entertainment and...
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Elon Musk reveals plans to create bricks for low-cost housing | Dezeen

Billionaire Elon Musk has announced plans to turn dirt excavated by The Boring Company into a cheap building material. India Block Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced plans to turn dirt excavated by his tunnel-digging enterprise The Boring Company into a cheap...
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Miami’s growing tech scene tries to level up

Can South Florida recast itself as a diverse, affordable innovation hub? By Patrick Sisson Of all the changes taking place in Miami right now, one of the least appreciated may be the region’s growth as a technology hub. For many who associate the city, and South Florida, with Art...
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morpholio unveils smart fill, the world’s first area calculator for live design sketching

morpholio launches ‘smart fill’ for the already popular tracepro application on iPad and iPhone. whether it’s a simple DIY home renovation or a professional project, the app lets you sketch in real time while it calculates the actual area of any space and then fills it for you,...
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New Drone Photos: Construction in Full-Swing at Margaritaville Hotel in Orlando

  The 187-key Margaritaville hotel at the Jimmy Buffett-inspired development will include 20 suites; three restaurants and a grab-and-go outlet; a 7,000 sq.-ft. ballroom; four meeting rooms totaling 4,480 sq. ft.; and 99,000 sq. ft. of lagoon-style pools. Miami’s NBWW is the...
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Blast from the past: Photos show ‘Miami that was never built’

A University of Miami employee creates a photo slideshow that includes a car-less Flagler Street.  By Carla St. Louis   Getting caught up in Miami’s past is easy to do especially when you work at the University of Miami. Jorge Damian de la Paz, the program manager for Office of...
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Autodesk Revit and Dynamo Get Major Updates

Revit 2019 and Dynamo 2.0 feature improved functionality and new features, many of which stem from user requests. By Wanda Lau Major updates to two popular software titles for architecture have been recently released. The first of these was the newest version of Autodesk Revit...
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BLS: Unemployment Reaches Lowest Level in 18 Years

The unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 percent in April, and payroll employment increased by 164,000. By Hanley Wood Data Studio The U.S. economy added 164,000 jobs in April according to the monthly employment report released today by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of...
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