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New study paints national picture of environmental injustice

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Researchers at the University of Minnesota, writing in the journal PLOS ONE, have created a sweeping picture of unequal exposure to one key pollutant -- nitrogen dioxide, produced by cars, construction equipment and industrial sources -- that's been linked to higher risks of asthma and heart attack.

Tennessee Passes Ban on Bus Rapid Transit

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Tennessee lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to ban the construction of bus rapid transit anywhere in the state. The impetus for the vote was a proposal to build a $174 million BRT system in Nashville called The Amp, which would’ve ran on a 7.1 mile route and served rapidly ...

India's smart city craze: big, green and doomed from the start?

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Twice the size of Mumbai, the 'smart city' of Dholera is one of dozens planned in India – but critics say it will be built in a flood zone and will dispossess farmers. As investors pull out, will India's utopian experiment end in chaos?

Detroit Launches Website to Auction Homes to Residents, Not Developers

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The Detroit Land Bank Authority will auction off city-owned homes. Here’s the catch: You have to move in.

Infographic: On and Off the Street Grid

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7 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
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How gridded are your streets? Relative distributions of road orientations.

Audio: Roundtable discussion on demolition of Folk Art Museum

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Architects and Archinect contributors Ken Koense and Donna Sink proposed that Archinect host a discussion to tease out the precedents this decision sets. Joining Ken and Donna are Quilian Riano, co-founder of the #folkMoMA movement, and Lee Rosenbaum, who writes about art museums for the Wall Street Journal.

Setting a Standard in Building Information Modeling

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The United States is behind in embracing national BIM guidelines. Here’s a look at the industry leaders who are trying to effect change and why architects should care.

Meet the world's first chief resilience officer

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This month, San Francisco’s first earthquake czar broke ground by stepping into the role of the world’s first Chief Resilience Officer. Patrick Otellini’s position is the first of 99 others to be filled in cities around the world, part of the Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge.

This MIT Research Group Wants to Design 10,000 City Maps

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2 mentions6 days ago 6 days ago
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The project’s ambition is massive: 100 maps revealing details of 100 different cities.

Rome Prize Winners Announced

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2 mentions4 days ago 4 days ago
Winners include architecture faculty at Pennylvania State University and the University of Texas at Austin (both academic partners of Places).

The Car and Shell Skyscraper: A Futurist Parody

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1 mentions3 weeks ago 3 weeks ago
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Franticly driven by decades of fear, themselves perpetuated by an avalanche of numbers and an onslaught of “better world” fantasies born of an endless stream of technological innovation, our mission is clear: rescue Detroit from being rescued.

Critics Roundtable: Shigeru Wins the 2014 Pritzker Prize

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The jury for the Pritzker Architecture Prize has named Shigeru Ban, Hon. FAIA, its 36th laureate, recognizing his material resourcefulness as well as his humanitarian mission as an architect. What the Pritzker Prize means to the industry changes each year with every successive selection (not to mention the ...

Tracking Global Deforestation (and Reforestation)

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Global Forest Watch, a new $25 million dollar, web-based tool aims to provide a “near-real time” view of deforestation (and reforestation) around the world.

Cool Spaces! Premieres on PBS in April

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Alexandra Lange, Christopher Hawthorne, Mark Lamster, and Carolina A. Miranda discuss Shigeru Ban's win of the 2014 Pritzker Prize.

RIBA proposes to ban Israeli architecture association from international forum

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Britain's leading architectural association has called for its Israeli counterpart to be excluded from the International Union of Architects in protest at Israel's occupation of Palestine, in a further indication of the growing momentum of the boycott movement.

Architects Rally to Save Moscow’s Historic Shukhov Tower

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Tadao Ando, Elizabeth Diller, Rem Koolhaas and Thom Mayne are among the many signing a petition to urge Russian president Vladimir V. Putin to reconsider the fate of the neglected Shabolovka Radio Tower, "a structure of dazzling brilliance and great historical importance."

The poetic architecture of Luis Barragán and Lina Bo Bardi

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Global Forest Watch, a new $25 million dollar, web-based tool aims to provide a “near-real time” view of deforestation (and reforestation) around the world.

Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings

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It’s easy to forget that Irvine, the minutely planned southern California city awash in tract housing and shopping complexes, was regarded as a pretty radical place at the time of its 1971 incorporation.

Stoss + SHoP Win Downtown Dallas Re-Design

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Global Forest Watch, a new $25 million dollar, web-based tool aims to provide a “near-real time” view of deforestation (and reforestation) around the world.

UK housing regulations slashed

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It’s easy to forget that Irvine, the minutely planned southern California city awash in tract housing and shopping complexes, was regarded as a pretty radical place at the time of its 1971 incorporation.

Sam Jacob opinion column on air fresheners, nature and urbanism

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They come in four flavours: Yorkshire Dales (white roses and pink sweat pea); Peak District (the smell of radical socialism... I mean spring breeze and golden lilly); Exmoor (sea spray and ocean minerals); Brecon Beacons (wild blossom and fresh mountain dew).

Behind the Scenes: Restoring Union Station

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Inside Union Station, the gateway to the nation's capital, scaffolding rises nine stories into the air. There, on the fourth and final staging level inside the train station, workers restore the ceiling of the Beaux-Arts masterpiece, designed by architect Daniel Burnham for Washington, D.C., in 1907.

Hippies, craftsmen, and sociologists: "Learning by Doing at the Farm" examines radical education in 1960s southern California

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It’s easy to forget that Irvine, the minutely planned southern California city awash in tract housing and shopping complexes, was regarded as a pretty radical place at the time of its 1971 incorporation.

These Mad Scientists Want to Replace Solar Panels With Potted Plants

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Designer Fabienne Felder and scientists from the University of Cambridge are researching the potential of photo microbial fuel cells, or photo-MFCs, which are essentially potted plants that act like miniature power plants and transform sunlight into electricity that can power iPads. Photos by Fabienne Felder Early prototypes only ...

Exhibition: Archaeology of the Digital

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Archaeology of the Digital is an exhibition that delves into the genesis and establishment of digital tools for design conceptualization, visualization and production at the end of the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s.Originally conceived by the Canadian Centre for Architecture and curated by architect Greg Lynn,

How Design Can Help Build a 'Transit Culture'

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Earlier this month the transit agency serving metropolitan Rochester, New York, announced a million-dollar "rebranding" effort. That means everything from a new logo to new uniforms — all aimed at changing the public perception "that buses are only for people who have no other option," the Democrat and ...

New Waterfront of Thessaloniki

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Architects: Nikiforidis-Cuomo Architects. Location: Aggelaki, Thessaloniki, Greece. Year: 2014.

Fascinating Old Maps of Both Real and Ridiculous NYC Transit Projects

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A gallery of maps recently scanned and posted online by the New York Public Library’s Map Division, thanks to a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Why Andrés Duany Is So Focused on Making 'Lean Urbanism' a Thing

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It’s getting hard to keep track of all the urbanisms. In the 1990s there was of course the “new urbanism,” anti-sprawl, neo-traditional town planning formally embraced in the Congress for the New Urbanism. That was followed more recently by landscape urbanism, an integration of parks and green infrastructure ...
 

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