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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.

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, landscape architect and environmental champion, dies at 99

Cornelia Hahn Oberlander, landscape architect and environmental champion, dies at 99

Based in Canada, she was an advocate of sustainability and had close partnerships with architects.
Matthew Cockerill: The last iMac you'll ever need? Thinking beyond endless product cycles

Matthew Cockerill: The last iMac you'll ever need? Thinking beyond endless product cycles

Many of our technology products have form factors that don’t change year to year. Instead of making new ones, we could just keep updating the old ones.
Why do Americans like it to be 72 degrees inside?

Why do Americans like it to be 72 degrees inside?

Shifting cultural assumptions about the ‘right’ indoor temperature could save us incredible amounts of energy—and let us fundamentally rethink how we design offices.
Design for the future when the future is bleak
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Design for the future when the future is bleak

Amid pandemics and environmental disasters, designers and architects have been forced to imagine a world in which the only way to move forward is to look back.
This redesign of the Brooklyn Bridge involves a Guatemalan forest
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This redesign of the Brooklyn Bridge involves a Guatemalan forest

Replacing the bridge’s wooden walkway with sustainable tropical wood shows, in the words of the architect, that “the city takes responsibility for the global nature of its networks.”
Uber just destroyed thousands of electric bikes

Uber just destroyed thousands of electric bikes

As it gets out of the bike-sharing business, Uber decided the issues with giving its bikes away were too complicated—and so just sent them to the dump.
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