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“If we’re going to have cities, then we have to invest” says Michelle Obama

by Dan Howarth Former US first lady Michelle Obama has urged architects to consider working on more community projects in poorer city neighbourhoods, during her keynote at the 2017 AIA conference this week. In her first public appearance since leaving the White House, Obama...
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Miami joins Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact – Miami Today

Written by John Charles Robbins The City of Miami has formally joined the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact as a municipal partner, and has endorsed a climate action pledge. The move marks the city commission’s support for the compact, and its promise to consider...
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HUD’s Next Chapter Proves Elusive | Architect Magazine

Incoming HUD secretary Ben Carson says he will bring a holistic approach to housing. But his beliefs on housing policy spell an uncertain future for the agency. By Deane Madsen, Assoc. AIA, for AIA Architect To understand what lies ahead for the U.S. Department of Housing and...
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101 small ways you can improve your city – Curbed

The least you can do to make a big difference where you live BY PATRICK SISSON AND ALISSA WALKER Sometimes the smallest things we can do for our neighborhoods can have the biggest impact. At Curbed, we know the power of a vegetable garden planted in a vacant lot or a library...
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Quinta Monroy Housing, 2004, Iquique, Chile. Photos by Cristobal Palma — Left: “Half of a good house” financed with public money. Right: Middle-class standard achieved by the residents themselves. © Elemental. Courtesy of Elemental.

Five Global Challenges Designers and Architects Can Solve in 2017 – Artsy

BY HEATHER CORCORAN for Artsy If end-of-year memes are anything to go by, there’s a certain prevailing sense that 2016 was, to put it lightly, a difficult year. As we look ahead to 2017, what actions can the architecture and design communities take to build smart cities for a...
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NBWW Partners with HOPE South Florida for Homeless Family Center

Internationally recognized architecture firm designs center for homeless community in Fort Lauderdale Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, Inc. (NBWW) proudly announced today its partnership with HOPE South Florida, a non-profit organization that provides crisis and rapid...
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