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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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Crowdfunding: A New Catalyst for Public Interest Design? | Architect Magazine

University of Minnesota architecture students formulate a hypothetical Kickstarter campaign to unify divided communities. By Blaine Brownell Courtesy Lingxiao Shu and Qianyao Xu “Urban Bonsai” garden proposal for bridging generational gaps in China. A student’s...
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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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Designers Anxious About the Environment in the Trump Era | Architect Magazine

The building industry hopes that the president’s business background will lend some pragmatism to decisions related to energy efficiency and infrastructure. By Chris Bentley President Donald Trump’s tumultuous first month in office has many architects wondering what his...
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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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Design Programs Targeted Under the New Administration

Remember that $436 hammer? While the Pentagon just squashed a report identifying $125 billion in bloat, the rumored template for the Trump administration’s budget cuts or kills many architecturally, urbanistically, and environmentally important programs. By Ned Cramer The...
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