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Modern offices incorporate green spaces for their many benefits
Implications - New office designs are increasingly incorporating functional green environments to live up to eco-friendly principles. These spaces reveal the increased emphasis brands are placing not just on environmental causes, but on improving employee morale through the support of green initiatives, and by giving them natural spaces in which they can decompress—harnessing the naturally calming abilities of green spaces within urban environments. [More]
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101,340 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Jan 18
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Flood-proofing architecture becomes a centralized focus in urban areas
Implications - Though flood-proofing has long been incorporated into architectural designs, businesses are now conceptualizing flood-proof architecture in urban environments in new ways as a reactive response to climate change, and the environmental disasters it has accelerated in might and number in recent years. This shift comes as businesses, governments and populations slowly come to terms with the climate change-related resolutions the science community has backed for some time now. [More]
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Jan 17 - Jan 18
This Month and Mild
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Agencies conceptualize floating cities to combat overpopulation
Implications - With rising populations in urban centers a growing concern around the world, design firms are conceptualizing, and in some cases actually creating, floating cities or communities that could mitigate some of the risks associated with overpopulation. These creative conceptualizations would ease consumers' lifestyle-related burdens in regards to transit, housing and health, while also easing the burden on local governments' public services. [More]
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Nov 14 - Jan 18
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Urban design is accommodating bikes in new and innovative ways
Implications - The increasing necessity of bikes in urban areas -- both for economical and environmental reasons -- has led to cities going further than adding bike paths in their approaches to urban planning. Instead, architectural projects are accommodating bike usage in their designs in ways that are both creative and aesthetically attractive. These enhance the quality of life for bike users, and show an acceptance that these design shifts must occur in order for urban environments to keep up with the habits of rising populations -- working towards minimizing eco and traffic-related footprints. [More]
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110,764 Total Clicks
May 17 - Nov 17
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The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Greenhouses are interacting with urban environments in new and dynamic ways
Implications - New greenhouses in urban spaces are increasingly designed with interactive, digital, and urban life-enhancing functions. These installations, whether performative, functional or both, offer escapist spaces in environments that have become disconnected from the benefits of nature. As consumers increasingly understand the physical and mental benefits of environmental engagement, these interactive urban oases serve to cater to this shift. [More]
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Jul 16 - Nov 17
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TechArt & DesignEcoEco Architecture
Smog-thwarting cities are on the rise through air-purifying technology
Implications - While urban technology is making the transition to more green energy, city infrastructure is taking even larger steps towards shrinking its carbon footprint through proactive air purification. Taking advantage of the buildings and vehicles that are prevalent within cities anyways, smart technology is being adapted alongside these elements to counterbalance the pollution often associated with crowded downtown city centers. The shift towards active air purification denotes a paranoia in health-conscious consumers who demand cleaner environments for themselves and their families. [More]
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111,378 Total Clicks
Dec 15 - Aug 17
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TechEcoEco ArchitectureTransportation
Downtown sees a shift towards environmentally beneficial infrastructure
Implications - Drawing energy from bustling city hubs, urban infrastructure is seeing a transition towards roads and sidewalks that can channel the power from huge concentrations of people towards making positive impacts on the surrounding environment. This impending shift is coming at an opportune time alongside the emergence of eco-conscious vehicles, ensuring that the cities themselves will also be up-to-par with the new wave of environmental technologies. [More]
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108,474 Total Clicks
Apr 16 - Aug 17
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Architects seek to make environmental statements with interactive structures
Implications - Whether it is creating meditative spaces or ones that directly interact with their surrounding environments, the pavilions that architects are designing provide immersive environmental experiences. These sanctuaries can be seen popping up in both urban and natural landscapes and are a reactionary response to the era of climate change, where there exists an increased desire among consumers to engage with nature as both a personal responsibility and for peace of mind. [More]
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Aug 16 - Nov 16
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Brands are creating high-quality products using upcycled materials
Implications - Millennials are more environmentally conscious than any other generation, gravitating toward sustainable brands. They are also inherently competitive and status-driven. Products that are upcycled, yet high quality, satisfy both needs. These products also act as ethical status symbols, showcasing that the consumer is not just better, but a better person than their peers. [More]
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Jun 16 - Aug 16
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Designers consider alternative forms of energy for the sake of cost
Implications - As consumers become more conscious of their consumption, they increasingly consider certification when it comes to purchasing a home. Passively powered or energy-neutral residences are not only more socially responsible; they are also more cost-effective, and it is the reduced expenditure that is driving consumer interest in both clean energy services and eco design. The widespread adoption of new techniques in energy efficiency speak to the rising cost of living and maintenance. [More]
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110,248 Total Clicks
Nov 15 - Jan 16
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