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Life After Carbon | The Next Global Transformation of Cities

Washington, DC (August 24, 2018)—A new urban model is emerging worldwide to address the realities of climate change. Cities today produce 70 percent of...

The Heart of the City | Creating Vibrant Downtowns for a...

Washington, DC (May 7, 2019)—As long as downtowns thrive, we can be certain of a prosperous and thrilling future for the American city. Some...

Beyond Mobility | Planning Cities for People and Places

Washington, DC (November 20, 2017)—Cities across the globe have been designed with a primary goal of moving people around quickly—and the costs are becoming...

Resilience for All | Striving for Equity Through Community-Driven Design

Washington, DC (April 18, 2018)—Town halls and other traditional methods of community engagement are failing vulnerable communities, where power imbalances, structural racism, and classism...

The Community Resilience Reader | Essential Resources for an Era of...

Washington, DC (September 12, 2017)—Resilience is often conflated with climate change adaptation and infrastructure, but this oversimplification may be limiting our ability to overcome...

Design for Good | A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

Washington, DC (August 31, 2017)—Well-designed spaces are not just a matter of taste or a question of aesthetics; they literally shape our ideas about...

Adapting Cities to Sea Level Rise – Green and Gray Strategies

Washington, DC (November 20, 2018)—The memory of devastating flooding from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Florence, and other disasters are fresh in our nation’s...

Plastic Soup | An Atlas of Ocean Pollution

Washington, DC (March 8, 2019)—Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make,...

Designing Climate Solutions – A Policy Guide for Low-Carbon Energy

Washington, DC (November 1, 2018)—With the effects of climate change already upon us, the need to cut global greenhouse gas emissions is nothing less...

Twenty Years of Life By Suzanne Bohan

Why the Poor Die Earlier and How to Challenge Inequity Washington, DC (April 18, 2018)— In Twenty Years of Life, award-winning health journalist Suzanne Bohan...

10 Best Laptop for Architects and Designers

Both architects and architectural students need to make quick, frequent trips between the site of construction, the designing studio, your school,  and of course,...

Revolution!? by Lars Hesselgren, Director of Research at PLP Architecture

Lars Hesselgren is a leading researcher and academic in architecture and urbanism. His research in PLP Labs focuses on the technologies that underpin design...

How to Repaint a Fireclay Farmhouse Kitchen Sink

Few years back, painting old or scratched fireclay sinks seemed unimaginable. Still, this may come as a surprise to many people. There are many...

“Ars et Ingenium – Toward Leonardo da Vinci’s Legacy of Similitude...

Dialogue through art amongst people with different cultural backgrounds has been one of the fundamental principles of Florence Biennale since its foundation, a new...

The Rise of Barndominiums and Why You Should Buy One

Hearing the word “barndominium” can be enough to throw you into the void of confusion, especially if you’re not familiar with the various types...

Plumbing Company Scams You Should Know & How to Avoid Them

Scams abound in all professions including plumbing, and a conniving plumber can rob an unsuspecting customer of several thousands of dollars. Although it's unlikely you...

8 Remedies for Heat-Burnt Grass for a Refreshing Summer Lawn

There are a lot of reasons why grass turns yellow even when having watered it regularly. Some of the main reasons include using too...

Simple Ways Technology is Shaping the Future of Interior Design

When we think of all the ways disruptive technologies have changed the world, images of factories or glass office towers usually come to mind....

What is the Average Kitchen Remodel Cost Breakdown?

To invest in a real estate is one thing. But, to think of renovating any part of the house takes in an extensive and...

Earthquake-Proof Tokyo Named Safest City in the World

Tokyo, Japan is a megalopolis that covers 2,000 square kilometers, has an extensive transport network and is home to 13 million inhabitants. Unfortunately, it...