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How can buildings beat the heat in a desert city? Blend ancient and modern

More architects in the United Arab Emirates, the host of this year’s U.N. climate summit, are moving past glass skyscrapers and focusing on sustainability.
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A Pittsburgh architect’s daughters inspired him to focus on climate

The fight for a greener future often evokes cars, planes and power stations. But what about the homes we live in and offices we work in?
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As climate shocks multiply, designers seek holy grail: Disaster-proof homes

The homebuilding industry has been slow to adopt changes that can better protect against extreme weather. Some architects are showing what’s possible.
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Paris could hit 50 degrees by 2050, new report warns. How can the city adapt?

The French capital is known for its iconic architecture - but its beloved wide boulevards and zinc-top roofs act as a ‘heat sink’ in extreme weather.

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Colleges showcase mass timber, in research and on display

Experts say universities are helping to increase awareness of mass timber — layers of wood bonded with glue or nails — by demonstrating its potential as a low-carbon alternative to steel and concrete.

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Cautionary climate tales that give people pause when they press play

The India-born director Joshua Ashish Dawson builds digital worlds that ruminate on the future shock of environmental destruction in the real world.
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Lynetteholm: Inside plans for Copenhagen's divisive artificial storm-absorbing peninsula

A new 271-acre artificial peninsula is being built to shield Copenhagen from rising sea levels. But the environmental mission has drawn vocal criticism, primarily from those most concerned with the climate.