Michael Bloomberg’s $200M project to jump-start urban innovation – Curbed

The American Cities Initiative will focus on climate change, gun violence, public health, and immigration by Patrick Sisson    New York’s former mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to announce a $200 million program to fund innovation and development in U.S. cities, according to the...
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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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BBC – The hidden ways that architecture affects how you feel.

By Michael Bond “We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us,” mused Winston Churchill in 1943 while considering the repair of the bomb-ravaged House of Commons. More than 70 years on, he would doubtless be pleased to learn that neuroscientists and psychologists...
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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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As Trump weighs Paris Treaty, U.S. mayors consider a move to 100 percent clean energy – Curbed

The U.S. Conference of Mayors will be examining a resolution to support a switch to clean energy by Patrick Sisson With news today that President Trump plans to back out of the Paris Climate Accords, the landmark international agreement to curb carbon emissions, the country’s...
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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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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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Trump Order Takes Aim at Resilient Design Efforts | Architect Magazine

The March 28 executive order rescinds several initiatives installed by the Obama’s administration, including the Climate Action Plan, threatening the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge. By Chris Bentley On March 28, President Donald Trump signed an...
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10 Essential Skills for a Life Beyond Architecture | Archinect

By Laura Amaya The decision to study architecture feels like choosing a path for a lifetime at the age of 20. As you enter university, you think that architecture is about drawing and building as you get ready to become the next Mies van der Rohe. What you may not realize,...
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