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Should we make all buildings carbon negative?

How to make all buildings carbon negative is a policy aim currently being developed by the Welsh Assembly Government, which aspires to be a world leader on the path to…

Cities take centre stage at COP23

Optimism and energy abound at the UN climate change talks in Bonn, as leaders from cities around the world make pledges to help meet the Paris Agreement’s goals.

Want better concrete? Just add plastic

Concrete infused with plastic can create stronger, more flexible structures, reducing the material’s global carbon footprint and redirecting plastics from landfill, according to a study by MIT students.

Bees in the city: Designing green roofs for pollinators

Declining bee populations have been widely covered in the news. It is a pressing issue worldwide as one in three bites of food that we eat relies on bee pollination.

WAFX winner Hydroelectric Canal Paul Lukez

World Architecture Festival celebrates forward-thinking projects

The World Architecture Festival has announced the winners of the WAFX prize, which recognises future projects that identify challenges architects will face over the next 10 years – with sustainability of course a running theme.

Australia warned on sea-level rise and extreme weather

The devastating effects of hurricanes, floods and storm surges currently impacting the US, Caribbean, Cuba and Bahamas could soon be felt by Australian cities if we don’t urgently focus on adaptation and resilience.