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Toward Resilient Architectures 5: Agile Design

Toward Resilient Architectures 5: Agile Design

Technology is triggering a cascading series of unintended consequences that degrade quality of life on Earth.

December 2013
On Simplicity

On Simplicity

Looking for the essence of what matters

November 2013
The Indicator: Why the Solar Decathlon Should Enter the Real World

The Indicator: Why the Solar Decathlon Should Enter the Real World

Is the Department of Energy’s well-intended program limited to the buzz it produces?

October 2013
Response to Iwan Baan’s TED Talk

Response to Iwan Baan’s TED Talk

Ingenious homes in unexpected places shed new light on the world’s informal settlements

October 2013
Green Team Part 20: Outdoors in the Digital World

Green Team Part 20: Outdoors in the Digital World

How technology as infrastructure is changing the urban realm

October 2013
Uncovering the Future Voices of the Favelas

Uncovering the Future Voices of the Favelas

A field trip reveals flaws in a well-intentioned mapping project

October 2013
An Era of Choice

An Era of Choice

Finding new lenses for strategic planning

September 2013
Architecture’s Brave New Digital World

Architecture’s Brave New Digital World

A call for the merger of urban design and planning with urban informatics to create truly networked public spaces

August 2013
GM’s Malibu in 3-D

GM’s Malibu in 3-D

Mainstream industrial production employs 3-D printing successfully.

June 2013
How the U.S. Government is Using Technology To Save Oil—and Lives

How the U.S. Government is Using Technology To Save Oil—and Lives

Researching ways to measure the complex interactions between architecture, environment, and culture

June 2013

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