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Urban resilience, the key to a more efficient city?

Urban resilience responds to three global trends: climate change, urbanisation, and globalisation. The current context forces us to reconsider our habits. To address these challenges, big cities like Barcelona make commitments to their citizens, especially the most vulnerable ones. Urban resilience is a response to three global trends: climate change, urbanisation and globalisation. Climate change, …

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Manchester is turning wasteland into sustainable social housing

A derelict neighbourhood in the north of Manchester, Newton Heath is undergoing a youthful and green facelift with a project that will turn industrial wasteland into new affordable housing.  Sixty-nine low-carbon social housing units will be built with help from the UK government’s Brownfield Land Fund. An eco-responsible and inclusive project, the new Newton Heath …

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Why invest in high-performance green buildings?

Are green buildings only a societal choice, or do they bring added value to investors and residents? Here are a few answers. With the development of renewable energies and new construction technologies, real estate has resolutely embarked on the path of passive buildings, capable of producing their own power. Beyond ethical considerations, it appears that …

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Wooden buildings: many benefits… and a soul to boot

To conclude our series of articles devoted to wood in construction, we invite you to discover a series of remarkable project images, which range from residential buildings to buildings for public use, including office spaces. So many inspiring illustrations of the breakthrough in contemporary architecture of this ecological, sustainable, and high-performance material.

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