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The Changing Built Environment | Aug 25, 2022

Connecting the Dots: Construction follows population growth and brings Austin and San Antonio closer

Are Austin and San Antonio, separated by 80 miles, destined to coalesce into a giant megapolis, a la Dallas-Fort Worth?

Codes and Standards | Feb 21, 2022

More bad news on sea level rise for U.S. coastal areas

A new government report predicts sea levels in the U.S. of 10 to 12 inches higher by 2050, with some major cities on the East and Gulf coasts experiencing damaging floods even on sunny days.

Urban Planning | Nov 11, 2021

Reimagining the concrete and steel jungle, SOM sees buildings that absorb more carbon than they emit

The firm presented its case for a cleaner built environment during the Climate Change conference in Scotland.

Resiliency | Jun 24, 2021

Oceanographer John Englander talks resiliency and buildings [new on HorizonTV]

New on HorizonTV, oceanographer John Englander discusses his latest book, which warns that, regardless of resilience efforts, sea levels will rise by meters in the coming decades. Adaptation, he says, is the key to future building design and construction.

The Changing Built Environment | Apr 23, 2020

Designing for Enhanced Productivity: Promoting Convenience + Control

Building technology expert Herbert Els talks about the opportunities and challenges with creating agile work environments.
The Changing Built Environment | Jan 30, 2020

Wechselwirkungen: The science of place and placemaking

Placemaking, like architecture, has long been considered more of an art than a science, based on the notion that utilizing scientific approaches that optimize for efficiency would result in places that are soulless and uninviting.
The Changing Built Environment | Jan 16, 2020

From micro schools to tiny houses: What’s driving the downsizing economy?

Micro-buildings design expert Aeron Hodges, AIA, explores the key drivers of the micro-buildings movement, and how the trend is spreading into a wide variety of building typologies.
The Changing Built Environment | Jan 15, 2020

Security and the built environment: Insights from an embassy designer

Embassy designer Tom Jacobs explores ways that provide the needed protection while keeping intact the representational and inspirational qualities of a design.
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