How today’s architects contribute to resilient cities

July 28, 2015 by  
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In 1961, visionary urban theorist Jane Jacobs described the problem of architecture: “We expect too much of buildings and too little of ourselves.” Today, many architects are rejecting architecture-as-spectacle and focusing on process rather than product. They recognize that more than just serving those who can afford their services, design can make communities more resilient. Here are four ways architects are contributing to city resilience:

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Is building integrated solar close to a tipping point?

July 26, 2013 by  
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A focus on energy efficiency, the rise of net-zero energy buildings and breakthroughs in component design all help drive growth.

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Smart city spending to reach $20 billion by 2020

March 6, 2013 by  
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Pike Research predicts tech investments will shape smarter transportation, water, buildings and energy infrastructure.

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The new language of sustainability: Risk and resilience

March 6, 2013 by  
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How can firm link water and climate risks to corporate strategy? How can they push sustainability issues into the heart of strategic decision-making?

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Slideshow: A peek inside VF’s sporty, energy-sipping campus

July 18, 2012 by  
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Get an inside look at the new California campus for The North Face, JanSport, Lucy, designed for energy efficiency, employee collaboration and creativity, and integration of buildings and outdoor space.

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Radical Confidence: A Tale of Two Rivers

May 19, 2011 by  
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The Yangtze River is at near-record low levels as the Mississippi River floods over its banks. What do these two waterways tell us about how buildings and countries alike will need to manage water use

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GE’s Ecomagination Challenge: A Smart Way to Spur Innovation

October 6, 2010 by  
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The competition, which will award sizable grants to the most innovative ideas and startups, has generated more than 3,000 entries, and promises to speed our progress toward a smart grid, clean energy, eco-friendly homes, buildings and cars.

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Foster + Partners unveil plans for a carbon-neutral ‘City Park’ in Hong Kong

August 21, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Sustainable development minimizes energy consumption. Forster + Partners have unveiled the masterplan for West Kowloon Cultural District that will be built in Hong Kong. The development will make use of a reclaimed harbor-front site and will include a 23-hectare great park and a green avenue that will provide a landscaped setting for a series of spectacular new cultural buildings

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Best of Inhabitat: 6 Super-Cool Floating Homes and Habitats

March 18, 2010 by  
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It used to be that rising tides due to climate change were just a far-off fear – now they’re a present-day reality. But we all know that humans are a race of survivors, and some of the best designs come out of the necessity to adapt to environmental changes and challenges.

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