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Worker Co-Ops Explained in the Center for Urban Pedagogy’s Latest Project

May 3, 2016
The Center for Urban Pedagogy’s (CUP’s) latest project in its community education initiative “Making Policy Public” is a fold-out poster guide to worker co-ops in New York City titled, We Own It. Alongside Sunset Park-based... Read More

Winners of 2016 Knight Cities Challenge Announced

May 2, 2016
The 37 winners of the Knight Cities Challenge have been announced. Selected from a pool of over 4,500 applicants, the winning projects will benefit 19 cities across the United States. Knight Cities considered entries from... Read More

Hyper-Cities Summer School Program: New York

April 29, 2016
The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is now accepting applications for its 2016 Global Summer School program Hyper-Cities. IAAC GSS is a full-time, two-week course operated by expert tutors, professionals, and academics in six... Read More

Type 1 Diabetes Patients Hacking the Pancreas

April 28, 2016
Tech-savvy Type 1 Diabetes patients, tired of waiting for the development of an artificial pancreas, are taking matters into their own hands. Type 1 Diabetes prevents the pancreas from producing insulin, which is necessary to... Read More

Laka Architektura Competition Seeks Architecture that Reacts

April 28, 2016
Public arts initiative Laka Architektura is seeking submissions for their Architecture that Reacts ‘16 competition. Innovators from around the world are invited to enter responsive, dynamic designs that explore the question: can architecture respond to... Read More

Can We Co-Design In A Crisis?

April 27, 2016
By Matt McCallum and Lauren Weinstein At 12:51 p.m. on February 21, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand, the ground began to roll. Putting one foot in front of the other on the concrete roads and... Read More

Sustainable Materials for Disaster Relief

April 27, 2016
When the goal of home construction is sustainability, designers and builders must carefully consider which materials to use, the availability of these resources, and the ease of construction methods. It may not always be possible... Read More

Just Nøt The Same: New Database Brings Diversity to All Scales

April 27, 2016
New online database Just Nøt The Same allows users to download scale figures often underrepresented in typical architectural renderings and images. Although there are several databases of “entourage” figures offering a vast range of characters... Read More

Van Alen Institute: Call for Entries – Memorials for the Future

April 26, 2016
Memorials for the Future is an ideas competition that will reimagine how we experience memorials and commemoration. The competition is a collaboration between the National Parks Service, the National Capital Planning Commission and Van Alen... Read More

Reflecting on the Role of Landscape Architecture in the Environmental Crisis

April 26, 2016
Blogging for Land8, Executive Director of the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) Barbara Deutsch writes on the importance of landscape architecture in solving today’s complex environmental problems.   Deutsch speaks to the field’s 1966 Declaration of Concern,... Read More

World Design Impact Prize Awarded to Warka Water Project

April 25, 2016
On March 18, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) awarded the 2015-16 World Design Impact Prize to the Warka Water project. The winning project, created by research and design studio Architecture and... Read More

Architects for Society Designs Hex House For Refugees

April 22, 2016
Dezeen Magazine reports that nonprofit design practice Architects for Society has developed a prototype for a hexagonal structure to house refugees and disaster victims. Called the Hex House, the 431-square-foot unit can connect to other... Read More

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