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  • All: Below is a message to me from my colleague John Peavey in AIA Codes and Standards Policy (Government Advocacy Team) requesting Housing members to volunteer for the NGBS Consensus Committee and task groups. After reading his message if...

  • All, The latest issue of YAF Connection has been released! This is our December issue with a focus on Lifelong Learning. Issue Here: YAF Connection 14.06 . Download Here . ------------------------------ Jeffrey Pastva AIA JDavis Architects...

  • All, The latest issue of YAF Connection has been released! This is our October issue with a focus on Metrics and Data Driven Design. Issue Here: YAF Connection 14.05 Download Here Be Sure Not To Miss.... Hudson Yards: Data Driven...

  • In my geographic area, virtually every home has concrete walls surrounding 1/2 to 1/3 of its total area--in the basement. Those areas tend to be inhabited less and used more for storage of combustibles. When finished and inhabited, they tend to be...

  • TIFs, Economic Development and Social Equity Baltimore's Mayor says that other cities would be salivating at the opportunity of having a successful corporation drop $5.5 billion to build its global headquarters and a mixed use new town around...

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  • Tuesday was a rush of adrenaline here at the UN Habitat III convening in Quito, Ecuador, and throughout the day I felt an overwhelming sense of exhilaration by being amongst such esteemed and earnest peers from all over the world who are focusing...

  • In an article from the New York Times by Anna Holmes, the meaning of diversity highlighted a disconnection. It takes more than a simple box-ticking to tackle this issue. Important questions need to be asked that could help any industry: “(The...

  • Update #4 from the field in China [Paul Okamoto squeezes in one last sketch from the roof terrace on the morning of our departure from Xizhou] We bid farewell to the Linden Centre on Saturday as we made our way towards the very much...

  • Update 3 below: ------------- Friday was a big day for our 21 person delegation as we trekked to Dali University for introductions, presentations, and discussion with the staff and students of its architecture department. The architecture...

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  • Update no. 2 from the road below ------------------ By horse cart, by boat, by bumpy bus ride: Thursday offered up a wealth of transportation options to our many destinations, starting with a tour of Xizhou Village and ending with lakeside...

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