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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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Congress’ Spending Bill Gives the Environment a Break for Now | Architect Magazine

Architects looking to voice support for energy efficiency and research programs should speak up before Sept. 30, when the fiscal year ends. By Chris Bentley Architects worried about deep cuts to environmental programs under the Trump administration got a temporary reprieve last...
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“If we’re going to have cities, then we have to invest” says Michelle Obama

by Dan Howarth Former US first lady Michelle Obama has urged architects to consider working on more community projects in poorer city neighbourhoods, during her keynote at the 2017 AIA conference this week. In her first public appearance since leaving the White House, Obama...
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U.S. mayors launch new sustainable power push for cities – Curbed

Mayors for 100% Clean Energy asks leaders to commit their cities to 100 percent clean energy by Patrick Sisson A groups of U.S. mayors announced a new drive to encourage sustainable energy yesterday, imploring colleagues across the country to make pledges and push their cities to...
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Should Architects Step Into the Political Ring? | Architect Magazine

Concerns about the Trump administration’s agenda and proposed budget cuts to environmental programs and research have many designers wondering if they need to take a stand in politics. By Chris Bentley People in more than 600 communities around the world will gather...
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