Analysis: Conservative manifesto puts home ownership up top - but ignores housing affordability

Architecture - Politics

Professor Ben Clifford (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) responds to the government's record on house building and how the most recent Conservative manifesto pledge ignores the core issue of affordability in The Conversation. At the first UK general election debate between the prime minister, Rishi Sunak, and the leader of the opposition, Keir Starmer, Sunak claimed his government had "delivered 1 million new homes".

The future of medicine begins in the Gloria Cube

Health - Architecture

The Gloria Cube is ETH Zurich's newest building in the Zurich City university district. Teaching, research and translation are all carried out in the service of health and medicine here. At the end of last week, ETH Zurich celebrated the laboratory and research building's inauguration.

An inclusive, accessible and sustainable future for architecture in Canada

Professor Jean-Pierre Chupin leads a national partnership to develop roadmaps for more inclusive and sustainable architecture across Canada.

Architecture - May 23

Everybody’s Home: National conversation about the housing crisis

Australia's first People's Commission into the Housing Crisis reveals the human toll of housing stress, with 58 percent of respondents struggling.

Using AI to improve building energy use and comfort

New study from Waterloo researchers creating climate change-proof buildings with deep learning-powered inspections    University of Waterloo researchers have developed a new method that can lead to significant energy savings in buildings.

Course teaches students intricacies of curating an exhibition

When it was first built in 1916, Villa Vizcaya-now known as Vizcaya Museum and Gardens-was the grand Italian villa vacation home of affluent businessman James Deering.

Jessica Granderson to Lead Berkeley Lab’s Building Technology and Urban Systems Division

Jessica Granderson, a senior scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ÜBerkeley Lab), has been named director of the Building Technology and Urban Systems (BTUS) Division in the Energy Technologies Area.

Architecture - Jun 5

How to avoid housing scams in your search for student accommodation


If you suspect that potential housing could be a scam, you are encouraged to contact the UCL Crime Prevention and Personal Safety team or the University of London Housing Service before sending any money.

McGill project awarded $1.7 million to mitigate housing crisis and climate change

Project will retrofit existing buildings to increase resilience, reduce emissions and unnecessary demolitions As Canada faces the dual challenges of contending with a housing crisis at the same time as facing the impacts of s

A community collaboration for progress

Graduate student Nolen Scruggs works with a local tenant association to address housing inequality as part of the MIT Initiative on Combatting Systemic Racism.

A landscape vision for municipal planning: a practical guide

Environment - Architecture

The UdeM Chair in Landscape and Environment publishes a practical guide to landscape planning, the result of an action-research project conducted with the City of Saint-Constant and the Roussillon RCM.

Computers heat buildings

Architecture - Research Management

Zero heat waste: This is the goal of a dozen European companies and research institutions, including Empa, in the Horizon Europe project HEATWISE. The focus is on buildings with extensive IT loads. All waste heat from these systems is to be integrated and utilized in the buildings.

What can cities do to promote acceptance of densification?

Environment - Architecture

Swiss cities are more likely to accept densification when densification projects provide affordable housing and green spaces compared to densification that is implemented through reduced regulations for housing construction. By prioritizing a socio-ecological densification, extensive planning procedures and delays might be minimized.

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