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A French smart city network is going global to fight climate change – Curbed

DataCity wants to helps cities around the world become smarter, greener, and more efficient by Patrick Sisson In the wake of President Trump’s decision to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Accords, many American mayors promised to work with sister cities across the globe to continue...
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Why climate change is important to the ‘New York Times’ architecture critic – Curbed

Michael Kimmelman discusses his series “Changing Climate, Changing Cities” by Patrick Sisson New York Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman has always taken a wide-angle view of just what the building beat can entail. Just as the impact of a single skyscraper can only be...
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101 ways to fight climate change and support the Paris agreement – Curbed

The smallest contributions can counter a global challenge by Patrick Sisson, Megan Barber, and Alissa Walker  The movement to combat climate change suffered a sizable setback last week when President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris accord. Yet immediately, U.S. cities,...
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Architects can lead climate change fight as U.S. pulls out of Paris Accord – Curbed

To help save the environment, focus on a better built environment by Patrick Sisson Business leaders, U.S. mayors, even the head of Goldman Sachs agree that President Trump’s decision to pull out of the historic Paris accord to battle climate change is a terrible one, and have...
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AIA Opposes U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Accord | Architect Magazine

The American Institute of Architects has released a statement protesting Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. By ARCHITECT Staff The AIA has come out in strong opposition to Donald Trump’s June 1 decision withdrawing the United States from the...
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Arctic stronghold of world’s seeds flooded after permafrost melts | The Guardian

Damian Carrington It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after...
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Women in Green: A Decade Later. Activism to combat climate change | Architect Magazine

What impact does gender equity have on activism to combat climate change? A lot, it turns out. By Kira Gould, Lance Hosey Next month marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of our book, Women in Green: Voices of Sustainable Design (Ecotone Publishing, 2007). It was the...
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The AIA’s Eight Climate Change Principles for Architects and Policymakers | Architect Magazine

Climate change is “one of the biggest global crises of the 21st century.” By Katharine Keane Today, the AIA released a statement outlining eight key principles on how architects can help mitigate and combat the effects of climate change, while calling upon...
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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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Where Architects Stand on Climate Change | Architectural Record

Lance Hosey, FAIA In January, amid an outcry about the American Institute of Architects’ post-election declaration in support of the Trump administration, its Board of Directors issued “Where architects stand: A statement of our values.” Two of the statement’s seven planks...
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