A Better World By Design

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The challenge: redesign the coastline

We relate to shorelines reactively — we structure ports around jagged edges, avoid dangerous cliffs and fret that climate change will result in Hawaiian islands going the way of Atlantis.
Water Dept.
By NICOLE FRIEDMAN  |  June 10, 2011

Building a better world, by design

What if architects across America agreed to make every building they design 50 percent more energy-efficient — and keep improving until, by 2030, they're at carbon-neutral?
By MARION DAVIS  |  October 08, 2010

Glasses, bikes, and a better world

If you thought you saw more black-rimmed glasses and aluminum bikes around town this weekend, you weren't imagining it.
Design Dept.
By ELLEN CUSHING  |  October 09, 2009

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By MARION DAVIS  |  September 04, 2009