Making It Real: How Architects Must Work to Make Our World Safer

While the primary reason for America’s mass shootings is insufficient gun control, Aaron Betsky also lays some blame at the triumph of the virtual over the real, and tasks architects with helping to change that. By Aaron Betsky Are we safe anywhere? The latest school shooting in...
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Miami-Dade County’s courthouse

Brightline owner’s proposal to build a new Miami-Dade courthouse lives on

Mayor Gimenez’s rejection earlier this month is now overruled By Erik Bojnansky A proposal by Brightline’s parent company to build a new Miami-Dade Courthouse has been revived. The Miami-Dade County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution directing...
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Designing for Disruption: How AIA and the profession responded to a disaster-heavy year.

By Carl Elefante, FAIA, for AIA Architect In 2017, the United States experienced an alarming series of natural disasters. In less than a month, hurricanes wreaked havoc in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Throughout the...
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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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Proterra

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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