Results 14 - 26 of 30 for climate changes

Benin, Africa Architect Roméo Mivekannin: “Architecture is a Powerful Political Act”

by Katelyn Hewett

Roméo Mivekannin is a young Beninese architect from Cotonou, Africa, where his family still lives. He has just finished his studies at the Distinguished National School of Architecture in Toulouse (ENSA). As a studen... Read article

A Look at the Positive Legacy of the World Cup in Porto Alegre, Brazil

by Nora Lamm

It is not difficult to see the legacy of the World Cup for the city of Porto Alegre. In total, fourteen major transportation public works have been developed in different regions that will dramatically change traffic pat... Read article

The Grid’s Top 20 Urban Planning Websites of 2014 – Highlighting the Top 10

by Rob Poole

It’s that time of year again! The Grid searched far and wide through the web to compile a list of the Top 20 Websites for Urban Planners. This is our third year running this series and thanks to input from our readers, w... Read article

5 Greek Students Share their Visions for Future Cities in Copenhagen, Denmark

by Dafni Dimitriadi

Students from Greece are trying to change the future of the cities in which they live through reports that will be presented at the European Student Parliament on Science. These presentations are going to be carried out ... Read article

Odysseus Elytis’ Poetry Finds a Home in Plaka, Athens, Greece

by Dafni Dimitriadi

  The files of the poet Odysseus Elytis have finally found their home. Last Tuesday, the deputy Minister for the Environment, Mr. Nikos Tagaras, signed an agreement, which opens the way to create the "Elytis ... Read article

From Grey to Green: or, How to Make Green Roofs Legal in Buenos Aires

by Luis Hernando Lozano-Paredes

Recently, many things have changed in Buenos Aires concerning environmental awareness and policies towards more responsible urban planning - ones that are in tune with the rest of the world. As mentioned in previous post... Read article

Preparing for the Worst: Resilience in Washington, D.C.

by Chase Keenan

A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) highlights the fact that the effects of climate change are already transpiring, and that cities will need to adapt to these changes. As a city with ... Read article

Visual Pollution in the City of Athens, Greece: Escaping this Aesthetic Prison

by Chris Christou

Visiting Athens, Greece, you will hear that the city looks pretty in August or during popular holidays, while half the population is away on vacations. Obviously less people equals less noise and traffic, but is this rea... Read article

Why Have a Car When You Have Snow? Getting Around in Wengen, Switzerland

by Tara Whelan

For some people, imagining a life without cars is impossible or just unrealistic given their dependence and lack of other transit options; but alternative urban planning schemes for transportation can help places functio... Read article

Pop-up Initiatives in Athens, Greece Shed Light on Economic Crisis

by Alkisti Eleni Victoratou

A few weeks ago, I was invited to a party on the rooftop of a typical 1960s building in a block at the heart of Athens. I went to the party alone and met some good friends once I got there. However, there were so many pe... Read article

Decentralised Energy Creation: Is it the Way Forward?

by Finbar Gillen

Climate change has now become the problem the world cannot ignore. Addressing future global warming, and adapting to it now, will require making fundamental changes to the way we live. How we produce, distribute and use ... Read article

Communities Working Together: The Lake Tahoe Sustainability Collaborative

by Alex Riemondy

“There is growing concern for the issue of sustainability — whether the Earth's resources will be able to meet the demands of a growing human population that has rising aspirations for consumption and quality of life, wh... Read article

Deep Energy vs Conventional Energy Retrofits in Copenhagen, Denmark

by Denisa Petrus

Climate change responsibility needs to be shared worldwide, as carbon dioxide reduction is required in order to recalibrate the environmental imbalance. Since the building sector is one of the main energy consume... Read article