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Best in Heritage Conservation: Awards by the Argentinean Architects Association

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Built Environment professionals, myself included, tend to focus on the latest trends concerning sustainability, smart growth, and recent technologies for construction. Many times we end up relegating historical pre... Read article

Conservation of Traditional Turkish Houses

by Selin Mutdoğan

Although Turkey has a well-established architectural background, today we cannot protect this heritage. Existing, historical urban patterns in cities have been destroyed as a result of the rapidly increasing populati... Read article

Non-Regulatory, On-the-Ground, and Effective in Conserving Private Land in Western Washington: Conservation Districts

by Akua Nyame-Mensah

Until I became a Washington Service Corps AmeriCorps member at the Thurston Conservation District (TCD), I had never heard of conservation districts and the tremendous impact they have on private land in Washington Sta... Read article

Balancing Growth and Conservation: Smart Growth in Greater Montreal, Canada

by Yosef Robinson

In the past decade or two, similar to other North American metropolitan areas, Greater Montreal (with a population of 3.7 million and an area of 4360 km² – or 1683 mi²) has grown outward in area, beyond Montreal Island (... Read article

Residential Rain Gardens: Promoting Community and Conservation

by Shelley Rekte

Rain gardens can be found in several public spaces within Lincoln, Nebraska. Sometimes a sign is placed within the landscape, drawing attention to the rain garden and its usefulness to the environment. Unfortunately, not... Read article

Charcoal Press Design in the Democratic Republic of Congo: Safety for Women and Environmental Conservation

by Jordan Meerdink

Environmental concerns come secondary to human needs in war ravaged countries. However, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo a new project is being developed that marries social action with environmental conservation ... Read article

Book Review of “100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs” by John Hill

by Katie Poppel

“100 Years, 100 Landscape Designs” by John Hill calls attention to one hundred landscape designs, one per year, from 1917 to 2017. Hill and his publisher, Prestel, team up to construct a book that is enthralling – in vis... Read article

Two Local Water Solutions from Boston on World Water Day

by Alyssa Curran

“How can we reduce floods, droughts and water pollution?” The United Nations’ World Water Day works to create awareness on the importance of water. Held on March 22nd each year, the United Nations (UN) selects a theme to... Read article

Famous Tempelhof Airport Remains Berlin’s Playground

by Brittany Garcia

Oxford Dictionary defines “airport” as, “a complex of runways and buildings for the take-off, landing, and maintenance of civil aircraft, with facilities for passengers.” People have now been traveling by air for just ov... Read article

How Berlin Wall’s Fall Increased Access to Green Public Open Spaces

by Brittany Garcia

The wise Kermit the Frog once said, “It’s not easy being green,” and he couldn’t have been more right. “Why is that?” you may ask. The simple answer to your question: urbanization. According to United Nations fore... Read article

Berlin, Germany is Taking Aggressive Action for Housing Affordability

by Brittany Garcia

What do you think of when you think of Berlin? For many, the first conceptions are Brandenburger Tor and Eastside Gallery (Formerly, The Berlin Wall). These famous landmarks have been embedded into the face of Berlin ... Read article

Will Conserving the Historical Buildings in Kayseri, Turkey Boost Its Tourism Industry?

by Najma Leley

With the rapid urbanization and the population growth seen in the urban areas of Kayseri, Turkey, historical buildings have come under threat; creating the need for historical preservation. Kayseri has also been faci... Read article

Chicago’s Farr Associates Continues to Define Sustainable Urbanism

by Hannah Flynn

There is a growing movement for architecture firms to consider how building usage, both inside and out, can promote sustainability. Farr Associates, a Chicago-based architecture firm, is an excellent example of integ... Read article