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CityLab / June 5, 2018

Is LEED tough enough for the climate-change era?

Twenty years ago, the U.S. Green Building Council piloted its LEED certification, which has reshaped architecture and real estate. But how much does it dent buildings’ energy use?

designboom / June 3, 2018

Taiwan railway line to be transformed into green corridor

The architectural firm Mecanoo has unveiled their plans to transform a former railway line in Taichung, Taiwan into a bio-diverse green corridor. The firm envisions that the one-mile linear park will improve pedestrian and cyclist connectivity and support conservation of the area’s biodiversity.

CityLab / June 1, 2018

In search of the ‘just city’

Toni Griffin, one of the prominent black women in architecture and design, is leading her students at Harvard in envisioning and designing the “just city.” A recent exhibition of her work featured a Just City Index, which she describes as a tool for communities and cities to use for crafting their own manifesto for what justice means to them. The index offers 50 values that her team believes promote greater justice in cities.

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