How Trump’s new infrastructure plan will hurt local climate action – Curbed

Cities are at risk for climate disasters today and Trump’s plan puts them in more danger by Alissa Walker In the first few minutes of a press conference that no one will remember for its talk about highways and bridges, President Donald Trump announced the first details of h...
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One of the shotgun homes in the West Grove. The houses are among the remnants of Miami’s earliest days, and could be a contributing factor should the neighborhood be designated as a historic district. Patricia Borns

Miami to study whether West Grove should get historic designation | Miami Herald

By Samantha J. Gross and David Smiley Amid fears that gentrification and real estate speculation are poised to write over one of Miami’s earliest chapters, government officials will launch a study of whether to protect West Coconut Grove as a historic district. Miami...
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Will Bioluminescent Organisms Help Illuminate Our Future Buildings? | Architect Magazine

By ARCHITECT Staff French biotechnology company Glowee is pitching the idea of using bioluminescence—a genetic chemical reaction that enables certain marine micro-organisms to emit light—as a natural alternative to electric lighting. Using synthetic biology, the startup team...
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Architecture Is an Antidote | Architect Magazine

Move over, Le Corbusier. The next revolutionary moment in architecture has arrived. But to realize its potential, we have to sell it. By Ned Cramer Two out of three Americans are dissatisfied with “the way things are going in the United States,” according to a May 2017 Gallup...
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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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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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