Green New Deal goes global as nearly 100 cities commit to climate action

A coalition of 94 global mayors commits to “turning away from fossil fuels” and meeting Paris Agreement targets. By Patrick Sisson The Green New Deal is going global. At the C40 Climate Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark, this morning—a gathering convened by the coalition...
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The drywall waste block, winner of ARCHITECT magazine's 2019 R+D award. Courtesy Taiji Miyasaka, David Drake, and Zaky Ramadhan

Can Recycled Materials Create Tomorrow’s Building Blocks?

Blocks made with recycled construction waste face challenges with labor—and industry inertia. by Rick Yelton In the last decade, researchers have been searching for economic solutions that could transform a significant portion of the 548 million tons of solid waste generated...
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We Need DIY Activist Architecture to Fight Climate Change

In the era of climate change, architects must reach beyond official practice, and engage in protests using their skills of spatial understanding. Architecture is inherently linked to policy, politics, and power. With responsibility for the design and perception of the built...
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How do buildings contribute to climate change?

It involves how we construct buildings, how we use them, and where they’re located. By Diana Budds We know reducing carbon dioxide emissions is the only way to slow climate change. But what’s actually the biggest polluter? Judging from recent soundbites, it’s often hard to tell....
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Climate Week NYC kicks off September 23 with hundreds of events throughout New York City (Courtesy The Climate Group)

What to see during Climate Week NYC 2019

Climate Week NYC 2019 kicks off next week with hundreds of events, panels, and dialogues around climate change and its diverse intersections with the city. By Emily Conklin Climate Week NYC 2019 kicks off next week with hundreds of events, panels, and dialogues around climate...
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Architects Are Joining a Major Strike—Here’s Why

Architecture firms throughout the U.S. are gearing up for the Global Climate Strike on September 20 By Audrey Gray Los Angeles architect Angela Brooks is envisioning a banner, 10 by 8 feet at least, to catch the eye of every motorist passing her practice at the corner of 139th...
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Where are the architects who will put the environment first?

Architects need to see the climate crisis not just as a problem but as an opportunity for creative thinking Rowan Moore Should we stop building airports? Return to mud and thatch? The climate crisis is an opportunity for creative thinking, but the values of architecture need a...
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Bernie Sanders has a $16 trillion plan to avert climate disasters

“The cost of doing nothing is far more expensive” Sanders has revealed the most ambitious climate proposal of any presidential candidate—a $16.3 trillion plan that will create 20 million jobs while decarbonizing the country’s energy and transportation sectors by 2030. By Alissa...
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“I don’t believe we’re going to clean up the oceans” says Parley for the Oceans founder Cyrill Gutsch

Eliminating plastic from the seas is not possible and new materials need to be developed instead, according to the founder of Parley for the Oceans. Marcus Fairs Eliminating plastic from the seas is not possible and instead new materials need to be developed to replace plastic,...
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E. A. Ehrmann, Shore Park Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida, 1939.

Living With Water in Miami Beach

Jessie Kindig on preservation in Miami Beach CRISP, LOW-LYING, AND QUIETLY BEAUTIFUL, the Art Deco boulevards of Miami Beach constitute what the Miami Design Preservation League (MDPL) calls an “Open Air Museum of 20th Century Architecture,” driving tourism and the city’s...
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