Cyclist in downtown Chicago, which has recently installed a new series of protected bike lanes Russell Ingram, courtesy of Chicago Loop Alliance

Cycling success: 10 U.S. cities pushing biking forward, including Broward Co – Curbed

New infrastructure, better bikesharing, and safer streets by Patrick Sisson London announced a plan to spend a billion dollars on bike highways and cycling infrastructure late last year. Oslo wants to transform its downtown into a car-free zone by 2019. German cities are testing...
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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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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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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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2017 ASCE Infrastructure Report Card Gives America a D+ | Architect Magazine

The American Society of Civil Engineers has released this report every four years since 2001, with no improvement. By Selin Ashaboglu Yesterday, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its quadrennial Infrastructure Report Card, giving the United States an...
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Sea levels are rising, so developers and governments need to band together: panel

Climate change means more rain and higher temps, and as it gets hotter, mosquitoes bite more By Erik Bojnansky As the oceans continue to rise, Miami-Dade County communities will need to collaborate more with developers in order to form sustainable communities. This was the...
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The five typologies of legislative buildings. (Diagram: XML)

These 5 architectural designs influence every legislature in the world — and tell you how each governs – The Washington Post

By Max Cohen de Lara and David Mulder van der Vegt Every one of the United Nations’ 193 member states has a legislature — and each has a plenary hall for its meetings. How does the architecture of these assembly spaces structure the way that legislature makes decisions? To answer...
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Xavier Boymond, Courtesy Selux In Paris, the night mayor is tasked with empowering the nightlife industry and taking part in infrastructure planning like the Place de la République renovation.

Advocacy After Dark: connecting and empowering nighttime economies, community members, and political stakeholders

Cities around the world are appointing and electing “night mayors” to promote their nighttime economies. By Katharine Keane Historically, daytime and nighttime hours have been associated with different—and even conflicting—personas, but with technology enabling round-the-clock...
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HUD’s Next Chapter Proves Elusive | Architect Magazine

Incoming HUD secretary Ben Carson says he will bring a holistic approach to housing. But his beliefs on housing policy spell an uncertain future for the agency. By Deane Madsen, Assoc. AIA, for AIA Architect To understand what lies ahead for the U.S. Department of Housing and...
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19th century lessons from Seattle could help Miami cope with sea-level rise: ULI event

Public-private partnerships key to coping with and rebuilding after disasters By James Teeple Raising streets, relocating key facilities to protect infrastructure and figuring out how to pay for rebuilding after a major disaster like a massive hurricane are the topics that...
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