An Oculus VR headset.

Will Virtual Reality Change the Design World? | Architectural Digest

The tech crowd’s current obsession could have a massive impact on the design industry—if it can evolve from novelty to innovation   Text by Michael Slenske While hundreds of tech firms are broadening their virtual (and augmented) reality footprints—think Google’s...
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The Van Alen Institute, in Partnership with The New Yorker, Explores Climate Change in Miami | Architectural Digest

In its new Sessions series, the Van Alen Institute shows the effects of climate change through a variety of lenses Text by Hadley Keller “The results are visible,” says landscape architect Jennifer Bolstad of the effects of climate change on Miami. “Even if...
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The New York office of Ike Kligerman Barkley, which launched a fellowship program last year. Photo: Darren Bradley

The Architecture Fellowships to Explore | Architectural Digest

Graduates get one-of-a-kind hands-on experience while firms benefit from new perspectives Text by Janelle Zara Thomas A. Kligerman, a founding partner at architecture and interior design firm Ike Kligerman Barkley, has had a growing concern over the state of architecture. “There...
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Union of Concerned Scientists Seeks to Quantify Economic Damage From Sea Level Rise

Report out Monday includes interactive maps that show what communities are most at risk. The Union of Concerned Scientists is out Monday with a report that attempts to quantify in economic terms the extent of possible damage and loss from rising sea levels. Here’s what the...
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10 ways drones are changing the world

This week Dezeen released Elevation, an 18-minute documentary that explores the impact drones will have on our lives. Here, we take a look at 10 innovative ways drones will change the world. by Karen Anderson Shopping Assistants by Walmart Customers of supermark...
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An illustration depicts the unique challenges Miami Beach faces with saltwater intrusion adding pressure to groundwater.

Living with Rising Sea Levels: Miami Beach’s Plans for Resilience – Urban Land Magazine

In April, a team of ULI members on an Advisory Services panel traveled to Miami Beach to advise the city on its preparations for sea-level rise and to brainstorm about what could be done better. The group concluded that the city has made an admirable start, including investment...
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disneyland star wars will open next summer

by kieron marchese it has been officially announced that the disney star wars: galaxy’s edge theme park will open next summer, with the disney world version of the park following suit in late fall. the theme park is currently under construction but fans should expect the...
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Startups are riding the tech wave to build the future of the AEC industry

AN speaks with Jesse Devitte, co-founder of Borealis Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm geared toward the AEC industry, about the new wave of startups in the industry. By Robert Nieminen There’s a perfect storm brewing in the AEC industry with respect to technology,...
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Rising sea levels in Miami (Credit: Wikipedia)

Miami Beach rising seas strategy needs more solutions: ULI panel

City needs to build taller seawalls, use green and open spaces for their sponge-like function By Francisco Alvarado To combat rising seas, Miami Beach needs to build taller seawalls throughout the island, use green spaces to sponge off water, and should consider commissioning art...
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What role do architects have in a driverless future? A healthy transit mix that includes cycling and walking alongside driverless cars would allow neighborhoods to reclaim and infill the even the busiest avenues. (Courtesy KPF)

What role do architects have in a driverless future?

AN probes the good, the bad, and the ugly in contemplating the future of driverless cars. By Jonathan Hilburg The rise of autonomous vehicles (AVs) is inevitable and—depending on who you ask—they’ll either eliminate car crashes and save the environment, or muscle out pedestrians...
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