Google’s office on 8th Avenue in Manhattan All images courtesy of Google

Google’s new plan to create more accessible offices – Curbed

A holistic approach to universal design wants to make the workspace better for all by Patrick Sisson Google software engineer Sasha Blair-Goldensohn takes issues of accessibility very personally. The lifelong New Yorker, who was injured when a tree fell on him during a walk...
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Automated, electric buses may be transit’s future – Curbed

Why some believe the first electric, self-guided vehicle you’ll ride should and could be a bus by Patrick Sisson   It may seem unlikely that a bus route that takes passengers to a local sauna would provide a glimpse of transportation’s future. But, to be fair, we’re talking...
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Hyperloop One in Nevada

Hyperloop One choses Miami to Orlando as one of its 10 routes – SFBJ

Keith Larsen Miami to Orlando could become one of the first routes on Hyperloop’s ultra-fast autonomous transportation system, allowing commuters to travel between the cities in only 25 minutes. The Los Angeles start-up company, Hyperloop One, announced the Miami to Orlando...
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the underline will transform miami’s metropath into a 10-mile-long park

following in the footsteps of new york’s high line and seoul’s skygarden, miami is set to build a linear park of its own that will transform the land beneath part of the city’s metrorail. named ‘the underline’, the scheme is the brainchild of meg daly who, after breaking both her...
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Center for Active Design

Shaping space for civic life: Can better design help engage citizens? – Curbed

A new report looking at design and civic engagement shows the small things really do matter by Patrick Sisson Can better spaces create better citizens? It seems like a tenuous connection at first, but when Joanna Frank, executive director of the Center for Active Design, examines...
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The 606, an abandoned rail line turned public park in Chicago. Colin Hinkle for The Trust for Public Land

High Line Network will advise similar adaptive reuse projects around the country – Curbed

It’s about sharing knowledge to improve social equity by Barbara Eldredge Soon after the 2009 opening of the first phase of New York City’s High Line park, other cities around the globe began copying its model—repurposing aging infrastructure as public space. In just the last few...
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Can good hospital design improve your health? – CNN.com

(CNN) While the healthcare system in America is in a state of crisis, the hospitals, care centers and research facilities that make up the industry — in the States and abroad — have never looked better. Gone are the days of sterile spaces, shared rooms and buildings...
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Architects of Social Responsibility: Views of Humanitarian Architecture in Practice | Archinect

By Hannah Wood Last month, Airbnb announced they had hired former Architecture for Humanity co-founder Cameron Sinclair to lead their project to supply temporary housing to 100,000 people in need, shortly after launching a program to secure refuge for members of Chicago’s...
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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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