Making Sense of the Green New Deal

The country needs a bold vision to combat climate change. The Green New Deal is a good start. By Ned Cramer   The freshmen in Congress are shaking up the national policy debate. The group includes some polarizing figures, but love them or hate them, you have to give the Class of...
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“It’s time for architects to choose ethics over aesthetics” says Christine Murray

Architects can limit the environmental impact building has on our climate using their power as specifiers, they just need do it, says Christine Murray. Christine Murray Architects are quick to bemoan their loss of status, sensing the growing lack of respect for the profession....
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This New Program Is Designed to Let U.S. Cities Meet Clean-Energy Goals

How a major renewables accelerator initiative is helping more than 100 cities nationwide navigate the complex barriers to procuring cleaner energy By Meaghan O’Neill Across the United States, well over 100 cities have made ambitious renewable energy commitments, even after...
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American Institute of Architects president William Bates has issued a statement of support for proposed Green New Deal legislation. (Josh Rose)

AIA issues statement of support for proposed Green New Deal legislation

American Institute of Architects (AIA) president William Bates has issued a statement of support for the recently unveiled preliminary Green New Deal The American Institute of Architects (AIA) released a statement supporting Green New Deal legislation proposed by congressmembers...
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Since the November election, politicians have been promoting a Green New Deal. We talked to architects about what that could and should mean for architects (Wikipedia)

What do architects want from a Green New Deal?

As the scale of climate change has accelerated and grown direr in recent months, upstart politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York have made The Architect’s Newspaper talked to professionals like Kimberly Dowdell and Vishaan Chakrabarti about...
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Architecture can counteract fake news says British-Ghanian David Adjaye

David Adjaye says museums should be sites of resistance against those “propagating fictions” about climate change, civil rights or the holocaust. India Block David Adjaye says museums, monuments and memorials should be sites of resistance against those...
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Architects and avian advocates have been working hard to prevent bird collisions on private structures in the U.S. Now Congress is stepping up to stop deaths on federal public buildings. Shown here: Aqua Tower in Chicago designed by Studio Gang, a firm keenly aware of the issue. (Via Creative Commons)

Congress may follow architects’ lead in constructing bird-safe buildings

Representatives Mike Quigley (D-IL) and Morgan Griffith (R-VA) reintroduced a bipartisan bill that would try to stop birds from flying into federal buildings. By Sydney Franklin In recent years, many architects have taken the initiative to design buildings, specifically mid- to...
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What Would a “Green New Deal” Look Like for Architecture? | Architectural Digest

The implications of such a plan—championed by new Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez—extend well beyond the ecological Text by Meaghan O’Neill Newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got tongues wagging this month when she championed a plan for a Green New...
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“As environmental catastrophe unfolds, we need architecture that is more than just green”

We’ve woken up to the reality of the anthropocene era and realised the catastrophic damage we’ve inflicted on the planet. Now we must develop a new form of architecture that can adapt to major environmental changes, says Darran Anderson. Darran Anderson We’ve...
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The Senate Rules and Administration Committee announced its plans to begin the search for a new Architect of the Capitol after Stephen T. Ayers announced his retirement after nearly a decade in office. Shown here: Capitol Dome restoration, July 2016 (Courtesy Architect of the Capitol/Flickr)

The Senate starts its search for a new Architect of the Capitol

The Senate Rules and Administration Committee will find three candidates to recommend to President Trump ahead of an official decision. By Sydney Franklin Know any architects looking for an extremely high-profile government job? Okay, so maybe not everyone wants to work for the...
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