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CityLab

Tracey Lindeman

13 December 2018

Trondheim, Norway

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Powerhouse, a collective of architects, engineers, environmentalists, and designers based in Oslo, reimagines building design to address climate change. Not only are many of their structures energy-neutral, but they a...

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Sara Rose Sharp

27 November 2018

Detroit, Michigan, United States

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The Ghana ThinkTank connects planners in the so-called “first world” to planners in the so-called “third world” to challenge notions of development and spread ideas from overlooked sources. For a recent project, plann...

CityLab

Tim Querengesser

7 November 2018

Calgary, Canada

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In Calgary, the new Central Library does more than just provide a beautiful space in which to read books. It also provides a place to access technology and acts as a connection space between the more and less affluent...

Washington Post

Patricia Sullivan

17 October 2018

Blountstown, Florida, United States

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Small, cost-effective improvements to home construction were often the difference between houses that suffered small amounts of damage from Florida hurricanes and those that were destroyed. Knowing to ask for extra na...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

13 October 2018

Buffalo, New York, United States

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Buffalo uses its historic architecture to attract international visitors. The city offers tax credits to developers who remodel and renovate old buildings. The effort also helps attract young people back to the city.

Bright Magazine

Daisy Yuhas

2 October 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark

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A school near Copenhagen, Denmark utilizes a unique open floor plan - no walls and no separate classrooms - to help advance their mission of "personalized learning," a holistic approach to education that emphasizes st...

FastCompany

Katharine Schwab

28 September 2018

Mumbai, India

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At a factory in Mumbai, clever design and “resilient architecture” join together to form the “Concrete Void,” a space designed to hold water during India’s monsoon season. Rather than trying to keep the water out, the...

Washington Post

Katherine Shaver

27 August 2018

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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How do you make a public space inviting so people will gather, but also safe from the growing danger of attackers using vehicles to ram large numbers of people? Many cities have responded to such attacks with concrete...

Missoula Independent

Erika Fredrickson

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19 July 2018

Missoula, Montana, United States

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By 2025, 25% of Montana’s population is expected to be over the age of 65. Bill Thomas and Kavan Peterson are two leaders in approaching how to improve the experience of aging, in Montana and around the globe. They ha...

CityLab

Lynn Freehill-Maye

13 July 2018

Miami, Florida, United States

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Redesigning an alley expands commercial space and brings life to a city. Long-neglected side streets across the United States are getting makeovers both by citizens and developers. Miami’s Jade Alley is a particularly...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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9 May 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Changes in zoning laws as well as the promotion of guiding principles and successful case studies has led to well designed, environmentally efficient, and beautiful supportive housing. Well-designed housing has lessen...

CityLab

Zach Mortice

8 May 2018

Waukegan, Illinois, United States

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When Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep, one of a national network of work-study high schools, was looking to move out of an outdated building, an abandoned big box KMart caught administrators' eyes. Strapped by a tig...

PBS NewsHour

Jeffrey Brown

17 April 2018

Green River, Utah, United States

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A nonprofit called Epicenter uses small-scale architecture and design projects to bring new life to Green River. The town of 950 people has experienced a loss of mining and other jobs. Ambitious young people typically...

NationSwell

Joseph Darius Jaafari

29 March 2018

Rikers Island, New York, United States

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New York is shutting down the infamously isolated jail on Rikers Island in order to remodel with a newfound focus on how to integrate the jail into the community. Based off of the success of similar projects which pri...

Richland Source

Courtney McNaull

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16 March 2018

Mount Vernon, Ohio, United States

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Mount Vernon’s Ariel-Foundation Park is largely a success story of balancing historical preservation with recreational growth. The park sits where there used to be a glass manufacturing plant. Rather than hide this, t...

Bright Magazine

John Cary

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1 November 2017

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

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A collaboration between architectural designers and medical providers created a cholera treatment clinic in Port-au-Prince where the design of the building itself supports treatment. The building is well ventilated a...

The New York Times

John Cary

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12 September 2017

Haiti

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The cholera outbreak in Haiti affected and killed thousands of people. Treating patients as quickly as possible became a top priority. Mass Design Group designed Gheskio's Cholera Treatment Center as a building that p...

Next City

Johnny Magdaleno

4 September 2017

San Antonio, Texas, United States

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As San Antonio develops, local groups like the WPA work to preserve cultural heritage along with buildings. Community organization, financing, and legislation are all tools the groups are using to maintain historic co...

The Montgomery Advertiser

Andrew Yawn

28 July 2017

Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

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Chattanooga's solution to revitalize the city through private-public collaborations could help Montgomery and similar cities do the same. Chattanooga is able to reinvent itself and attract startups and entrepreneurs w...

Citiscope

Simone D'Antonio

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30 June 2017

Oberhausen, Germany

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Oberhausen is long past its heyday and its railway station exemplifies this, its run down and filled with empty spaces. However, now the space is being developed into a cultural area as well as one for art and innovat...

CityLab

Liz Wolfe

28 June 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Mitigating homelessness on Los Angeles' infamous "Skid Row" comprises myriad obstacles. But a collaboration between city officials, a USC architecture class project, and the Skid Row Housing Trust has responded with a...

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Oscar Perry Abello

21 June 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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In Chicago, like other cities, there is a shortage of services and housing for homeless youth. One developer is addressing the problem by building permanent supportive housing with comprehensive services for those bet...

Al Jazeera

Gelareh Darabi

25 May 2017

Milan, Lombardy, Italy

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Respiratory diseases caused by air pollution now account for more premature deaths in people worldwide than malaria and HIV combined. To address increasing contamination levels, particularly in cities, scientists have...

The Guardian

Rowan Moore

19 May 2017

Seoul, South Korea

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Seoul’s new Skygarden has succeeded in transforming an old highway into an urban garden meant to connect different parts of the city. It is one aspect of a broader urban revitalization plan that includes the appointme...

BBC

Alvaro A. Ricciardelli

8 March 2017

Dehzou, Shandong, China

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Shandong Province in China is burdened with heavy air pollution due to being a hub of coal mining. To create a cleaner energy system, one man created a "city" entirely powered by solar energy, complete with a "solar m...

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