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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How One Designer Fights Racism With Architecture

By Katharine Schwab Around the United States, cities are removing statues that symbolize the nation’s racist history. But once they fall, what will replace them? How do you convey that history without reflecting it uncritically? That’s a question New Orleans-based designer and...
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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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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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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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This Week in Tech: Trump vs. Renewable Energy | Architect Magazine

In recent years, the part of the world that has accepted climate change as a scientifically proven reality has continued to take steps towards making renewable energy the top energy source on our planet. These efforts have not been in vain as a recent Bloomberg New Energy Finance...
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As the White House Pitches “Infrastructure Week,” Architects Sound Off | Architect Magazine

This infrastructure push is a big part of the domestic policy platform and campaign promise for the new administration, and some architects are being cautiously optimistic that something good could come of it. By Chris Bentley On Monday, the White House kicked off what it’s...
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Miami Beach, Dade commit to upholding Paris Climate Agreement despite Trump’s withdrawal – Curbed Miami

Both are committed to continuing to reduce emissions by Josh Baumgard   Editor’s Note: This post has been updated with the most recent information. As Curbed National posted earlier, 61 mayors across the U.S. who previously pledged to ignore President Donald Trump’s...
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AIA Opposes U.S. Withdrawal From Climate Accord | Architect Magazine

The American Institute of Architects has released a statement protesting Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement. By ARCHITECT Staff The AIA has come out in strong opposition to Donald Trump’s June 1 decision withdrawing the United States from the...
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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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