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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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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Podcast: Why Architecture Is Political

Like many designers, Siboney Díaz-Sánchez believes architecture can improve and engage the greater community. But does everyone else stand by their word? By Wanda Lau Listen to more podcast episodes from ARCHITECT here. In this episode, Díaz-Sánchez expands on her op-ed “Every...
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Bracing for Economic Impact

Downturns are inevitable. Suffering as a result of them isn’t. By Ned Cramer If you’re remotely like me, which is to say a worrier, you’ve been wondering when the next recession is going to hit. And if you’re a lot like me, which is to say the kind of worrier who makes Woody...
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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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Inside the AIA’s efforts to address #MeToo

Architecture’s largest professional organization is using an ethics code to fight sexual harassment. Will it work? By Diana Budds Last spring, Frances Halsband—one of New York City’s most respected and accomplished architects—was having the same conversation over and over again:...
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Can better voting machines bolster US election security? (Courtesy Tucker Viemeister and Radii, Inc.)

Can a more accessible voting machine also bolster U.S. election security?

Radii, Inc. has teamed up with industrial designer Tucker Viemeister to create a prototype they hope will improve election security and ease of voting. By Aaron Smithson With questions over the integrity of American elections swirling across the country, designers are stepping up...
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Make the Landscape Democratic Again

Income inequality has helped create a growing geographic divide between rich and poor. Aaron Betsky on why we need to mend that gap. By Aaron Betsky America is heading back to the ‘burbs. The Brookings Institute, which has been steadily and consistently producing better analyses...
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The Architecture Lobby has outlined four key guidelines for architects who want to support the Green New Deal. (Via Flickr/Gage Skidmore)

The Architecture Lobby issues official statement on the Green New Deal

The Architecture Lobby has officially come out in support of the Green New Deal and outlined four guidelines for architects for improving equity. By Sydney Franklin The Architecture Lobby (TAL) has come out in support of the Green New Deal, the sweeping piece of potential...
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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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