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the ocean cleanup has launched its giant pac-man into the sea in bid to clear great pacific garbage patch

this weekend marks the beginning of the largest ever clean-up and removal of plastic from the pacific ocean. the ocean cleanup, a non-profit organisation based in the netherlands, officially launches its beta cleanup system into the ocean on saturday. the system, previously...
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Urban Land Institute Issues Final Report on Miami Beach's Resiliency Efforts: Highlights: maintain sense of urgency, expand tools, increase transparency

Urban Land Institute Issues Final Report on Miami Beach’s Resiliency Efforts

Susan Askew An independent panel of experts has released its final review and recommendations to improve Miami Beach’s efforts to combat sea level rise and other flooding challenges. The multi-disciplinary group, assembled by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and made possible by...
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This Week in Architecture: Buildings as Identity, Lost and Found

by Katherine Allen It is in moments of disaster – natural, military, or otherwise – that the value of our built environment as a form of cultural identity comes most noticeably and tragically to light. The fire that ripped through Brazil’s Museo Nacional on Monday...
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Head Back to School with the Building Technology Heritage Library

Explore the history of K-12 design with trade catalogs from the 19th and 20th centuries. By Katharine Keane Today, the design of schools and classrooms is anything but simple. The evolving technological and security demands of these projects notwithstanding, practitioners must...
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NBWW TBT: Loews Convention Hotel in Miami Beach

Our #TBT this week highlights a Miami Beach award winning design: Loews Convention Hotel 800 guestroom hotel 96,000 sf convention center Elemis spa, health & fitness center Restaurants
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ADP: 163,000 Jobs Added in August

This marks a nearly 25 percent decrease from last month, when 217,000 jobs were added. By Katharine Keane, Hanley Wood Data Studio The U.S. economy added 163,000 private, non-farm jobs in August, according to the monthly employment report released today by payroll-management firm...
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Opinion: “Landscape architects can’t rely on architecture-centric media”

Landscape architects need to fly the flag for their profession if they are to receive the recognition they demand and deserve, says Charles A Birnbaum. Charles A Birnbaum The biggest problem facing landscape architects, according to a recent survey in World Landscape Architecture...
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A+ Session: Driving Growth, Innovation, and Safety through Product Evaluation

A+ Session: Driving Growth, Innovation and Safety through Product Evaluation Design with confidence! Watch this short video to learn from Michael Temesvary, director of sales and partnerships at the International Code Council, about ICC-ES and how you can successfully specify...
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California just voted to use 100% clean electricity by 2045

The landmark bill still needs to be signed by the governor, but would put the state on a path toward unprecedented use of renewables. By Adele Peters By 2045, California could get 100% of its electricity from zero-carbon sources. On Wednesday, the state senate voted to pass...
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Drawing Out Gehry, a Riet Eeckhout sketch (William Menking)

Process comes to life in Berlin architectural drawing show

The exhibition Opening Lines: Sketchbooks of Ten Modern Architects features selections from one of the world’s great architecture drawing collections installed in the most important gallery devoted to the subject. By William Menking The exhibition Opening Lines: Sketchbooks of...
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