Month: September 2022

Africa Avant-Garde: Transformative Architecture – Africa.com

Through conversations with some of Africa’s most acclaimed architects, CNN takes an in-depth look at the power of architecture to transform communities. In examining the work of esteemed practitioners, such as Sir David Adjaye and Sumayya Vally, we see the impact of great design and the considerations that need to go into making it. SOURCE: CNN …

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Bosnia’s Federation building permits down 6% y/y in Aug

SARAJEVO (Bosnia and Herzegovina), September 26 (SeeNews) – The number of construction permits issued in Bosnia’s Federation fell 6.0% year-on-year to 237 in August, the entity’s statistical office said on Monday. The number of permits issued for residential and non-residential buildings fell 5.3% on an annual comparison basis to 179 in August, whereas the permits …

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Communities – Food Systems Summit Community

Summit Dialogues Public Group Public Group Food Systems Summit Dialogues are a powerful opportunity to engage meaningfully, explore collectively, and emerge resiliently for sustainable food systems. The three types of Food Systems Summit Dialogue (Member State Dialogues, Independent Dialogues, and Global Summit Dialogues) enable people to contribute to the United Nations 2021 Food Systems Summit …

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How Cities Are Preparing for the ‘Silent Killer’ of Extreme Heat • The Revelator

In the northern United States, weatherizing programs have historically focused on the colder months of the year, and the word itself likely conjures thoughts of long and frigid winters. But warming temperatures from climate change mean the concept increasingly pertains to the other end of the calendar too: the summer months, which are getting hotter …

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Amazon’s Housing Equity Fund will support new developments in diverse and historically significant communities of color

By BlackPressUSA Amazon recently announced a commitment of $147 million to create and preserve 1,260 affordable housing units in six of Washington, D.C.’s eight wards and nearby Maryland and Virginia communities – primarily in partnership with minority-led organizations. This is the latest commitment from Amazon’s more than $2 billion Housing Equity Fund, which aims to …

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Chinese homeowners forced to live in unfinished, dilapidated apartments as real estate crisis deepens

China’s real estate sector has been undergoing a harrowing crisis. The fall of real estate major Evergrande was the tipping point, with other big and small property developers falling like dominos afterwards. While the builders may get a reprieve using government policies, the homeowners came out the worst-hit. The once-booming property market of China now …

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UT strategic plan, high enrollment rates affect student parking availability – The Daily Texan

UT’s 10-year strategic plan, Change Starts Here, aims to make the University a high-impact research school. In doing so, UT’s campus is expanding to accommodate more facilities, taking up more land. Compounded with this fall’s highest student enrollment rates of all time, space has become scarce. “(Parking) lots are slated to go away in order …

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How Green Architecture Transforms Our Future

Climate change, recessions and housing crises are only a handful of problems that encourage architects to explore alternative construction materials. Shervin Sharghy, founder of EcoBricks, and HK Timberbank CEO Ricci Wong explain where Hong Kong stands in the move towards sustainable architecture and discuss what the future holds. RICCI WONG Ricci Wong’s background is in …

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