Watch Ed Mazria and Peter Calthorpe’s Presentation from CNU 23

Architecture 2030 Founder and CEO Edward Mazria and internationally renowned expert Peter Calthorpe recently addressed the 23rd meeting of the Congress for the New Urbanism in Dallas, TX. Here is the video of their provocative presentation about their trend-setting work in architecture and planning. They address the most pressing issues of our time – urbanization, energy, and […]

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And Then There Were Eight

Number one was Seattle in 2011, the list grew by two in 2012, grew to four in 2013, and then there were eight 2030 Districts in 2014 – Seattle, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Denver, Stamford, Dallas, and San Francisco – with an additional eight Districts forming across the U.S. and Canada. 2030 Districts are private/public […]

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Expanding the 2030 Palette: Facades and Shared Streets

This week we added two new In-Depth Information pages and one new Swatch overview page to the 2030 Palette, our complete online framework for planning and designing decarbonized, resilient and sustainable built environments worldwide. The In-Depth Information pages provide the background and strategies needed for planning a Shared Street – a public street that combines […]

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AIA Portland Announces Fifth Annual Portland 2030 Challenge Design Awards

Architecture 2030, in collaboration with AIA Portland and their Committee on the Environment (COTE) and the BetterBricks Initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, recently presented the fifth annual 2030 Challenge Design Awards in recognition of design excellence towards meeting the 2030 Challenge reduction targets. This year’s Awards – open to AIA Portland members – […]

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Heading Emissions Off at the Pass – NRMCA Publishes Ready Mixed Concrete Baselines

Today, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), an early adopter of the 2030 Challenge for Products, published a comprehensive set of industry average environmental impacts, including GHG emissions, for concrete. Averages, or baselines, will allow architects and designers to specify concrete in their projects that meet the reduced emissions targets of the 2030 Challenge […]

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What’s in Your Palette?

This week, Architecture 2030 unveiled a new release of the 2030 Palette, with an updated, intuitive interface to develop and share your own sustainable planning and design strategies. Just sign in – and you’ll have the same powerful engine that we use for creating Swatches and In-Depth Information Pages at your fingertips. Here’s how you […]

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Architects to Phase Out Carbon by 2050

At the recent International Union of Architects (UIA) World Congress, member organizations representing over 1.3 million architects in 124 countries worldwide unanimously adopted the 2050 Imperative, a declaration to eliminate CO2 emissions in the built environment by 2050. As important, all of the regional Architect Councils of Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa also signed […]

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