A study by FIU, which was first published in June, may lead to updated Florida building codes that take sea level rise into account, photo internet recreation.

Study Recommends Florida Building Code Changes to Reflect Sea Level Rise

The study is important because current building codes don’t take the future of sea level rise into consideration. By Josephine Fuller, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – A study by Florida International University’s Sea Level Solutions Center in the Institute of Water...
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One of the many banners TED plans to promote around the globe in preparation for its final Countdown date of October 10, 2020. Photo: Courtesy of TED

TED Plans to Address How Architecture Can Combat Climate Change

The media organization is bringing together some of the biggest celebrities and boldest activists to help solve arguably the most consequential issue of the century By Nick Mafi TED, the popular media organization that posts talks online under the slogan “Ideas worth...
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leandro erlich raises climate change awareness with traffic jam installation in miami

anyone who’s been in miami for art week in december knows that the massive contemporary art bonanza is fun but that the traffic chaos it creates is annoying — to say the least — especially at the beach. juliana neira for the 2019 edition of miami art week, the city of miami beach...
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A positive look at climate change through action

bill gates-backed giant solar farm could cut 10% of global carbon emissions kieron marchese clean energy company heliogen is transforming sunlight to create and replace fuels. after successfully concentrating solar energy to exceed temperatures greater than 1,000 degrees celsius,...
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Hurricane Sandy cost New York nearly $11 billion in damage in 2012. A storm-related fire destroyed more than 100 homes in Breezy Point, Queens. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

As the climate changes, architects and engineers need to design

Adaptation doesn’t mean what it used to. Nicholas Rajkovich In the past seven years, four major disasters have caused serious disruptions in the Northeast and Midwest United States. Hurricane Sandy slammed into New York City in 2012, inflicting nearly $11 billion in damage...
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The Future of Architecture Education Is the Future of Civilization

The constitutional documents of architecture school accreditation are up for grabs, but only until Nov. 22. Please, read the drafts, and comment on them. By Ned Cramer The National Architectural Accrediting Board is currently undergoing review and revision of its Conditions for...
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“To end plastic pollution, we first need to eliminate language pollution”

Designers’ efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their products are being hampered by confusion over terminology and rampant greenwashing, writes Marcus Fairs. Marcus Fairs Greenwashing is back. As concern about climate change, pollution, habitat destruction and...
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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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