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A Positive Net-Zero Attitude… Climate change is the single most important issue architects face

Climate change is the single most important issue architects face, and with every passing day the stakes are getting higher. By Ned Cramer The 2016 Paris Agreement focused on the effects of a 2 C (3.6 F) increase in average global temperature, and gave the world a deadline of...
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Artificial Intelligence Can Save Time and Money

From building to planning and design, these five AI-based strategies speed construction while lowering costs. By Peter Debney Artificial intelligence (AI) has impacted all sectors, including the construction sector. From building to planning to designing, artificial intelligence...
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The future of healing is probably virtual, and it is happening right now

What if your internet search history could be uploaded and read by an internet psychic? Would you give over your past to find your present self? By Matt Shaw I was sitting in a hot tub wearing VR goggles and rubber gloves, making swimming strokes with my hands, when a professor...
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Geoengineering could help us combat climate change before it's too late

Five geoengineering solutions proposed to fight climate change

Last week’s UN report shone a light on geoengineering, a discipline that proposes large-scale interventions to counteract global warming. So what ideas are geoengineers proposing? Rima Sabina Aouf If humans can’t reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, can we design our way...
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Opinion: “Humans are clever. They can solve problems. There is hope”

We are entering a new geological era: the anthropocene, in which human activity is a dominant influence on earth’s geology and environment. At Dutch Design Week, a special edition of our Good Design for a Bad World talks series will ask if design can harness this phenomenon...
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The 10 top emerging trends that will shape real estate in 2019

The Urban Land Institute’s annual look at the year ahead focuses on technology and transformation at an uncertain moment By Patrick Sisson It’s complicated. In the course of compiling its annual Emerging Trends report, the Urban Land Institute found that the only certainty in its...
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Cities have 15 months left to slow climate change, says new report

Dramatic action is required by 2020—yet 27 cities are proving it’s possible By Alissa Walker Widespread, sustained disasters like drought, wildfire, and flooding will affect virtually every human on the planet within their lifetimes, according to a dire new assessment of the...
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This Week in Architecture: Visions from the Future

by Katherine Allen Life in Space Our dreams for life in space are crafted in fiction, with visions ranging from the romantic to the dystopian. But as science continues to buffer reality toward our dreams, these visions have started to take on a new significance. This week, the...
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This Week in Architecture: Buildings as Identity, Lost and Found

by Katherine Allen It is in moments of disaster – natural, military, or otherwise – that the value of our built environment as a form of cultural identity comes most noticeably and tragically to light. The fire that ripped through Brazil’s Museo Nacional on Monday...
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California just voted to use 100% clean electricity by 2045

The landmark bill still needs to be signed by the governor, but would put the state on a path toward unprecedented use of renewables. By Adele Peters By 2045, California could get 100% of its electricity from zero-carbon sources. On Wednesday, the state senate voted to pass...
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