Transcendentalist philosophers share the idea that humans and nature are equal forces of the earth that should be living in harmony. Such concepts have long been expressed in writings, from Ralph Waldo Emerson to Henry David Thoreau. In more recent

Editor’s note: This article was first published on the Global Solutions Foundation blog. It has been republished here with the author’s permission. Globally, around 1.6 billion people lack access to adequate housing, and it’s estimated that $11 trillion will be required

The benefits of energy-efficient buildings include substantial savings, energy security, job creation, and health. They also have a lower lifetime cost and higher asset values. That's why we need to mobilize innovative financing solutions for zero carbon building projects. In the

Engineering has always been about building for what lies ahead, creating lasting legacies in the form of extraordinary buildings or resilient infrastructure that can stand for centuries. WSP’s sustainability director David Symons looks at some of the ways the profession

Twenty-eight million children have been driven from their homes by violence and conflict within and across borders since 2016. Children make up about a third of the global population but about half of all refugees. In 2015 the number of

I live in Rural America and have many times before, in numerous states, and can honestly say, I prefer it over the big city and suburban lifestyle. It has a slower pace of life and things that seem so important

The greatest challenge the built environment faces in the coming century cannot be fixed with new energy-neutral buildings. To solve the challenges requires innovation, creativity, and systems thinking. This calls for the need to build infrastructure that actively enhances its

Who is responsible for causing the most damage to the Earth, and who is capable of solving our environmental problems and achieving a sustainable present and future? When discussing solutions for the issue of climate change, it is evident that it

Article and pictures by Architect Elica Sartogo.    At the Bloomberg Center's Cornell Tech building, by Pritzker Prize architect Thom Mayne, the New York DNA is part of the conceptual project. The outdoor texture has captured the skyline of Manhattan; the panorama is expressed

Jeanette Hägglund is a Swedish photographer who has established herself with her work in portraiture and her ability to manipulate shape and color to produce otherworldly results. She has become well known on Instagram for her skill of capturing the abstract aspects of architecture. Through

The title of this article is exactly what the huge green puppy, by the artist Jeff Koons, tells us at the Brandt Foundation in Connecticut. It is exactly what Joseph Kosuth expresses at the Whitney Museum in Chelsea, in his

Home to global leaders in the design, construction and operation of sustainable architecture, San Francisco’s green building policy has always been focused on finding the balance between present needs and future resources. Their Sustainable City initiative is dedicated to the

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