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  • I-Park is now accepting applications for its 2018 artists-in-residence program. Forty-four fully funded residencies are available between May and December, and range in duration from two to four weeks. This multidisciplinary program is open to architects ...

  • Smart Growth as Foundation of Wealth, Equity and Justice   "An imbalance between rich and poor is the oldest and most fatal ailment of all republics." PLUTARCH There is no better time than the holidays and the cold season to reflect ...

  • Well said and thank you. Jeff Thompson, AIA Assistant Director Construction Management Division (O.) (954) 357-8460, (M.) (954) 214-7052 jthompson@broward.org AR00011178 Broward County 115 S. Andrews Ave. Rm. A550 ...

  • Dennis, Although you may feel clever on noticing the temperature first pattern in the historic record, what you are ignoring is that prior to man, there has not been a mechanism that would cause a mass release of sequestered CO2 (and methane and ...

  • Dennis, I am NOT agreeing with you.  Actually, I am not sure what your point is. The reality is that we have an historically high level of CO 2 in the atmosphere, we now have the warmest Earth in eons, and humanity has contributed greatly to the rise ...

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  • Image: Emily Coleman-Wolf Nestled in the mountains of North Carolina, Asheville is uniquely qualified to provide a collaborative environment between climate scientists and other groups. Over the last 66 years, climate data from all over the world ...

  • Hello COTE Community! In all of the happenings of the month you may have missed this one item. On June 22, 2016, President Obama said “Here in America, folks should have the confidence to know that the laundry detergent ...

  • 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. Recent ...

  • 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 digital ...

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