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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can planting a trillion trees save us from climate change?

juliana neira restoration of the earth’s forests may be the world’s most effective solution to climate change according to a new study published by the crowther lab of ETH zurich. the researchers — who investigate nature-based solutions to climate change — have mapped places...
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RIBA declares climate emergency is architecture’s “biggest challenge”

The Royal Institute of British Architects has declared a state of climate emergency, committing to a five-year plan of action for climate change. India Block The Royal Institute of British Architects has declared a state of climate emergency, committing to a five-year plan of...
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UN’s Oceanix would house 10,000 people and can withstand Category 5 hurricanes, photo credit Oceanix.

Floating Cities Heralded by Oceanix as Key to Living with Sea Level Rise | Miami Beach Times

UN-Habitat along with Oceanix have designed a floating city would house 10,000 people and be fully autonomous. By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – After years of opposing the idea, the United Nations is proposing to build a floating city and in...
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In the Maldives, MIT experiment fights rising sea levels with nature

Growing Islands harness natural wave forces to build underwater sand buffers By Liz Stinson As our environmental prognosis grows increasingly grim, designers have started to think about ways to mitigate what feels like an an inevitable crash course with nature. Cities along the...
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Cities are measuring their carbon emissions all wrong

New report offers sobering look at shortfalls in current climate plans, and radical solutions that can make a difference. Radical solutions to make up the shortfall, courtesy of a new report By Patrick Sisson As alarming new climate news has become a daily part of the media...
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