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  • From Rustbelt to Brainbelt: The Comeback of Legacy Cities "For 240 years it’s been a terrible mistake to bet against America, and now is no time to start.” (Warren Buffett) Maybe it takes a couple of Dutch guys to teach Americans...

  • Overcoming US Highway Injustices: From Displacement to Opportunity By now it is widely understood that urban freeways did little to solve urban transportation and mobility issues; it has become clear that cities cannot build themselves out of...

  • COTE members, As promised, I am forwarding an awesome opportunity for those of you keen to get involved in energy codes policy work (via code development). I'm pasting below a message targeted at member groups like yours. Check it out and get in...

  • RE: THE INSEPARABLE TWINS LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION , by Nicholas H. Philipsen, FAIA... We do seem to be constantly tethered to a need to align our thoughts in regard to true value, especially when trolling the stream of publication on subject...

  • The inseparable Twins of Land Use and Transportation The relationship between land use and transportation sounds like a geeky topic. The twins of land use and transportation usually enter our mind as separate subjects: either as transportation...

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  • Scientists predict that extreme meteorological events are becoming more frequent and destructive. For instance late last year, Typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm recorded in the world so far, decimated central island cities in the Philippines....

  • Read original article here . (Image by SXC) Our bodies are covered in skin that helps protect and regulate our internal temperature levels. In a similar fashion, a building’s envelope protects its internal functions and acts as a transitional...

  • Reflecting on one of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Repositioning themes, “Innovate” inspires ideas on building a better world. It brings to mind a new blog series called “ Building as Unusual ” by Geekie-Award-winning ...

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  • ( View original article at the Coverings Blog ) Ceramic tile has been a popular building material for over 4,000 years. It played a prominent role in the history of building construction from the oldest pyramids in Egypt to the tile mosaics...

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