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AIAFuture: Designing Recovery

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

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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... More

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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... More

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The Next Files: John Dwyer

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

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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... More

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AIA Presents ‘Designing Recovery’ Awards

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

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architects discuss lessons from post-katrina rebuilding
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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. 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. More

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project: house mates

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

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