Illustrations by Hannah-Michelle Bayley

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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“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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