Green New Deal goes global as nearly 100 cities commit to climate action

A coalition of 94 global mayors commits to “turning away from fossil fuels” and meeting Paris Agreement targets. By Patrick Sisson The Green New Deal is going global. At the C40 Climate Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, this morning—a gathering convened by the coalition...
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How do buildings contribute to climate change?

It involves how we construct buildings, how we use them, and where they’re located. By Diana Budds We know reducing carbon dioxide emissions is the only way to slow climate change. But what’s actually the biggest polluter? Judging from recent soundbites, it’s often hard to tell....
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Architects Are Joining a Major Strike—Here’s Why

Architecture firms throughout the U.S. are gearing up for the Global Climate Strike on September 20 By Audrey Gray Los Angeles architect Angela Brooks is envisioning a banner, 10 by 8 feet at least, to catch the eye of every motorist passing her practice at the corner of 139th...
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Where are the architects who will put the environment first?

Architects need to see the climate crisis not just as a problem but as an opportunity for creative thinking Rowan Moore Should we stop building airports? Return to mud and thatch? The climate crisis is an opportunity for creative thinking, but the values of architecture need a...
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Bernie Sanders has a $16 trillion plan to avert climate disasters

“The cost of doing nothing is far more expensive” Sanders has revealed the most ambitious climate proposal of any presidential candidate—a $16.3 trillion plan that will create 20 million jobs while decarbonizing the country’s energy and transportation sectors by 2030. By Alissa...
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E. A. Ehrmann, Shore Park Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, 1939.

Living With Water in Miami Beach

Jessie Kindig on preservation in Miami Beach CRISP, LOW-LYING, AND QUIETLY BEAUTIFUL, the Art Deco boulevards of Miami Beach constitute what the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) calls an “Open Air Museum of 20th Century Architecture,” driving tourism and the city’s...
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Heat waves are slowing construction around the world, and it will only get worse

With extreme heat events becoming more common all over the world, the construction industry is facing more delays and weather-related injuries. By Jamie Evelyn Goldsborough The effects of climate change are felt all over the world and are causing a host of negative consequences....
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Weathering the Storm: How Engineering Firms Can Leverage Government Incentives For Resiliency Research

The Research and Development Tax Credit, which saves U.S. businesses $10 billion every year, has helped American engineering firms become more agile, and could ultimately make them stronger in the face of disaster. By Brian Aumueller In September 1900, a Category 4 hurricane...
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As Wildfire, Hurricane Seasons Crank Up, Offsite Builder Tools Up To Respond

Autodesk, Citi investments in Factory OS will allow for a new rapid response facility and an expanded in-house learning lab. By John McManus It’s almost never not natural hazard season these days. But, with Barry barreling into the Louisiana Gulf Coast, and sizzling summer...
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Illustrations by Melissa McFeeters

How trees can save us

They are the most effective, efficient, and immediate form of urban climate action—provided they’re planted where people need them most By Alissa Walker n Dallas’s hottest summer days, Matt Grubisich would dispatch his colleagues at the Texas Trees Foundation to take manual air...
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