Cities in 2019 will be defined by these 10 issues

From homelessness and housing to big tech and budgets, the forces shaping urbanism in the coming year. By Patrick Sisson Beginning with a partial federal government shutdown, 2019 has started with a potent reminder of dysfunction at the national level. The current budget...
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This Week in Architecture: What Makes a Place?

by Katherine Allen It’s well understood that a sense of place is an essential value for people, architecture, and cities. Everyone from designers to planners to city governments speak breathlessly of the power of places to transform cities for the better – but it’s not...
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Designing Dead Space: How Architecture Plays a Role in the Afterlife

Designing Dead Space: How Architecture Plays a Role in the Afterlife by Kaley Overstreet While cemeteries have long served as a place in which we can honor and remember our loved ones, they are also often places that showcase architecture, and landscape design. In the late 19th...
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MIT proposes series of ponds to combat urban floods caused by climate change

kieron marchese a team of engineers and urban planners at MIT has developed a solution to climate change-causing floods: multifunctional urban stormwater wetlands and ponds that seamlessly integrate the control and cleaning of stormwater with ecological and recreationa...
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How are image-sharing apps affecting architecture and design? Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz's take on the Snapchat x Jeff Koons Balloon Dog in Central Park. (Courtesy Sebastian Errazuriz Studio)

How are image-sharing apps affecting architecture and design?

The art, design, and fashion worlds have already begun to chafe against the effects of Instagram and Snapchat on their priorities and client expectations. Will architecture soon follow suit? By Olivia Martin With 800 million active users and 95 million photos and videos shared...
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The 9 Architecture Topics You Need To Know About in 2018

What surprises will 2018 bring us? Women in architecture, bamboo, millennials, social architecture, rural architecture and the arrival of the post-digital era.   by Equipo Editorial – Translated by Keshia Badalge 1. Understanding how millennials occupy and use spac...
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Designing for Disruption: How AIA and the profession responded to a disaster-heavy year.

By Carl Elefante, FAIA, for AIA Architect In 2017, the United States experienced an alarming series of natural disasters. In less than a month, hurricanes wreaked havoc in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Throughout the...
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How architecture shapes our cities – and our lives

Communities which design their own buildings are more likely to be happy and healthy Lily Bernheimer “We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us,” said Winston Churchill. He was right; our surroundings can make us healthier and less likely to drop litter,...
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Sea level rise… Planning for the Inevitable | Architect Magazine

Why architects need to both slow global warming and prepare for sea level rise. By Steve Cimino for AIA Architect John Englander is an oceanographer and expert on sea level rise who takes pride in his ability to explain the watery issues plaguing our planet without jargon or...
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Why Harvard GSD’s Black in Design Conference Is Needed Now, According to Its Student Organizers

This weekend’s event will address the role architecture plays in identity, race, agency, and equality. By Katharine Keane Diversity continues to be lacking in architecture, though the demographics of the profession are slowly changing. Despite politicians largely ignoring...
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