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AIAFuture: Designing Recovery AIAFuture: Designing Recovery

Resilience is an evolving design approach, not just a goal. Read more

"Rebuild by Design" Competition Envisions Redesign for Areas Affected by Sandy
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"Rebuild by Design" Competition Envisions Redesign for Areas Affected by Sandy

A majority of the finalist teams in the multi-stage design competition include... Read more

Eskew Dumez Ripple Wins the AIA 2014 Architecture Firm Award
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Eskew Dumez Ripple Wins the AIA 2014 Architecture Firm Award

Days after the death of founding partner Allen Eskew, the firm wins the... Read more

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The Next Files: John Dwyer The Next Files: John Dwyer

After spending time in New Orleans helping Lower Ninth Ward residents rebuild their homes, Dwyer moved back to Minneapolis. Read more

Urban Planner David Dixon On What the Industry Learned About Recovery From Post-Katrina New Orleans
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Urban Planner David Dixon On What the Industry Learned About Recovery From Post-Katrina New Orleans

From the bureaucracy to the grass roots to "hard resilience," David Dixon compares... Read more

AIA Presents ‘Designing Recovery’ Awards
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AIA Presents ‘Designing Recovery’ Awards

The AIA has concluded an ideas competition aimed at designing disaster-responsive... Read more

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project: cottage industry

When 170-some New Urbanists convened the Mississippi Renewal Forum in Biloxi, Miss., to brainstorm the Gulf Coast reconstruction, they knew it would be a long row to hoe. Two years and dozens of charrettes later, work is still under way to rewrite planning codes that support thoughtful, mixed-use development, and funding is just starting to trickle in. But while large-scale planned communities remain stuck in the pipeline, there is real progress on a smaller scale. With or without funding, a handful of New Urbanist firms are moving from sketches to sticks and bricks. They're going block by block, getting affordable, high-quality architecture built on infill parcels, and in the process, they're showing cities what good design can accomplish. Read more

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project: cottage industry

When 170-some New Urbanists convened the Mississippi Renewal Forum in Biloxi, Miss., to brainstorm the Gulf Coast reconstruction, they knew it would be a long row to hoe. Two years and dozens of charrettes later, work is still under way to rewrite planning codes that support thoughtful, mixed-use development, and funding is just starting to trickle in. But while large-scale planned communities remain stuck in the pipeline, there is real progress on a smaller scale. With or without funding, a handful of New Urbanist firms are moving from sketches to sticks and bricks. They're going block by block, getting affordable, high-quality architecture built on infill parcels, and in the process, they're showing cities what good design can accomplish. Read more

project: house mates
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project: house mates

Design professionals agree that rebuilding in the Gulf Coast region is frustrating... Read more

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