Bad conditions of mobility and accessibility to jobs and services in most metropolitan regions in developing countries are a key development issue. Besides the negative effects on the wellbeing of their populations associated with traffic congestion and time spent on transportation, the latter mean economic losses in terms of waste of human and material resources.
Competitivity and accessibility is the key for a sustentable urban development. The right focus about land use and transportation services will enhance life quality and productivity in the urban areas.
All over the world, architects are repurposing old shipping containers and turning them into innovative, beautiful houses, hotels, libraries, workspaces, and even seaside observation decks. Shipping container buildings are designed to have a minimal impact on the environment, are cost-effective, and modular designs can easily be moved from place to place.
We hope you'll be as inspired as we are by these 13 buildings made out of shipping containers.
Mobility is a precondition for economic growth: mobility for access to jobs, education, health, and other services. Mobility of goods is also critical to supply world markets in our globalized economy.
Milena Suarez's insight:
Mobility for everything, mobility for everyone, mobility for... ever... people won't stop moving, the world won't stop changing...
The term "sustainable architecture" is open to interpretation. In the United States, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system is perhaps the most commonly used framework to measure a building's impact on the environment.
It’s been nearly 100 years since the 1915 Panama-California Exposition, the world’s fair celebrating the opening of the Panama Canal, was held in San Diego.
In preparation for the centennial, AIA San Diego and the San Diego Museum of Art recently held an ideas competition for improvements to Balboa Park, the site of the fair. The 1,200-acre park is home to a number of museums and other cultural facilities, including the San Diego Air & Space Museum, the San Diego Art Institute, the San Diego Natural History Museum, and the San Diego Museum of Art, plus cultivated gardens and family-friendly amusements
El Metro de París, inaugurado oficialmente el 19 de julio de 1900, es un sistema de tránsito rápido operado por Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) que presta servicio a la capital de Francia, París, posicionándose en la actualidad como...
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