Courtesy Iwan Baan: Stilt houses in Ganvie, Benin.

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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How you can help your city fight climate change – Curbed

Daily actions, political engagement, and community activity you can do right now by Patrick Sisson After President Donald Trump proposed sweeping changes to the way the country regulates energy production and emissions by signing an executive order last week, it may have seemed...
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Sea levels are rising, so developers and governments need to band together: panel

Climate change means more rain and higher temps, and as it gets hotter, mosquitoes bite more By Erik Bojnansky As the oceans continue to rise, Miami-Dade County communities will need to collaborate more with developers in order to form sustainable communities. This was the...
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Driving Resilient Design, One Edition at a Time

In the face of climate change, model codes and standards can be an unlikely vehicle for advancing strategies that help protect buildings and infrastructure. By Ian Spula Since their written origin in the Code of Hammurabi some 4,000 years ago, building codes have provided...
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How cities can stand up to climate change – Curbed

As the White House aims to stifle climate science, cities cooperate globally and plan locally by Alissa Walker In 2011, one of the worst blackouts in U.S. history left seven million people across the Southwest U.S. and into Mexico without power. The cities of San Diego and...
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19th century lessons from Seattle could help Miami cope with sea-level rise: ULI event

Public-private partnerships key to coping with and rebuilding after disasters By James Teeple Raising streets, relocating key facilities to protect infrastructure and figuring out how to pay for rebuilding after a major disaster like a massive hurricane are the topics that...
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As Climate Change Accelerates, Floating Cities Look Like Less of a Pipe Dream – The New York Times

by Mike Ives HONG KONG — You might call it a Noah’s Ark for an era of melting polar ice sheets. An audacious plan to respond to climate change by building a city of floating islands in the South Pacific is moving forward, with the government of French Polynesia agreeing to...
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Over 250 architects sign Donald Trump architecture open letter – Archpaper.com

By MATTHEW MESSNER A letter written by the grassroots coalition Architects Advocate has been signed by 276 architecture and design firms and sent to President-elect Donald Trump. The letter focuses on three specific actions addressing climate change, a clean and competitive U.S....
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