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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A Green New Deal could turn cities into clean energy leaders

The sweeping policy proposal might be the answer for cities seeking infrastructure funding By Patrick Sisson In the wake of a series of dispiriting climate reports, the debate on climate change—and climate action—has new urgency. Nowhere is that more evident than in the excited...
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Cities are using public spaces like the Porch, a pocket park near Philadelphia’s 30th street station, to advance equity and improve quality of life. Courtesy of GGLO Design; Courtesy of ArtPlace

How cities became more equitable in 2018

Architects, politicians, and community leaders tried to design a fairer, more equitable place to live. By Diana Budds Is it possible to design a fairer, more equitable country? Here’s how architects, politicians, and community leaders tried to do just that in 2018. Architects are...
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AIA Issues Climate Change Call to Action

AIA President Carl Elefante issued a letter today stating, “As architects, we have unique skills to explain the challenge to a wide audience, and the design knowledge to find more ways to reduce building emissions … But we must not wait.” By ARCHITECT Staff The...
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