How the built environment can respond to COP27 with innovation

This year’s COP27 saw the scientific community agree that the planet is on track for a three degrees warmer world. Countries must do all they can to act on their commitments – the resounding message continues to be to take action now.  Organisations, industries and nations must move beyond commitmentsContinue Reading

Rethinking equity in the built environment

The house next door to mine was torn down. My neighbors don’t quite remember the year, but the resident local historian, Maurice, who has lived on the block since the late 60s, was shipped off to Vietnam and, upon his return in 1972, the house had vanished. The product ofContinue Reading

Accelerating green growth in built environment

The world is coming together to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, and all industries and sectors will need to contribute. The built environment is no exception. In fact, this setting—which refers to the full life cycle (design, materials manufacturing, construction, usage, andContinue Reading

How Scottish councils are tackling sustainability in the built environment

Craig McKendrick, Business Development Manager at IES, discusses how Scottish councils are tackling climate change and sustainability in the built environment Energy management has been creeping up Scottish councils’ agendas for several years now. Climate change was an initial driver of this, but recently, the urgency for better energy managementContinue Reading

Algorand was built to be one of the greenest cryptos: Did ALGO meet the expectations?

Algorand’s mission to become the world’s most sustainable blockchain brought it to the limelight years back. This was a time when the blockchain industry was facing backlash from policymakers, environmentalists, and investors for its unfairly large carbon footprint. The high-profile team led by Turing Award-winning cryptographer Silvio Micali also builtContinue Reading

Pioneers of Architecture Criticism: 5 Women Who Are Shaping the Built Environment Through Words

Pioneers of Architecture Criticism: 5 Women Who Are Shaping the Built Environment Through Words Playtime movie (Jaques Tati 1967) . Image via screenshot Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or Architecture criticism and journalism are often expected to announce “the good, the bad, and the ugly” in architectureContinue Reading

Bridging UX and the Built Environment

Freedomz/Adobe Stock When I first heard the term “user experience design,” I thought of architecture. After all, we spend up to 90% of our lives indoors, and the buildings and spaces we occupy leave an indelible mark on our existence. As Winston Churchill famously said, “We shape our buildings andContinue Reading

Newcity Design

Design As Protest, “YOU ARE A(NTI)RACIST” exhibition, 2022. Glass Curtain Gallery Built to hold the design profession accountable to reverse the violence and injustice that architecture, design and urban planning practices have inflicted upon Black people and communities—especially those which have been historically oppressed or underrepresented—Design As Protest (DAP) believesContinue Reading