22 MAY 2023 – [MEDIA PARTNER] The World Architecture Festival (WAF) and its sister awards programme, the Inside World Festival of Interiors (Inside) has extended the deadline for entries until Friday, 26 May 2023. Click here to enter the awards. Now in its 16th year, the awards programme is the largest live event of its […]
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8 MARCH 2023 – This year, International Women’s Day is carrying the tagline of Embrace Equity. Beyond equality, or giving the same opportunities for all, equity asks stakeholders to take a deeper look at specific needs that can level the field for disenfranchised groups of society. Many women in architecture and construction are facing multiple […]
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6 MARCH 2023 – China is a country that has experienced rapid urbanisation since the 1990s, with residential settlements often displacing industrial facilities that have grown out of relevance. Many such ‘relics’ are seen as waste and faces the possibility of demolition—an act that releases massive amounts of carbon to the atmosphere. But there is […]
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3 MARCH 2023 – World Wildlife Day (WWD) is commemorated every year on March 3 as a United Nations International Day, with the aim to acknowledge the contribution that wild animals and plants make to our lives, as well as the health of the planet. “We are seeing unprecedented drops in wild populations of both […]
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22 NOVEMBER 2022 – The 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) concluded last week, but it was no easy feat—the discussions reportedly exceeded over 36 hours past its scheduled end on Friday, 18 November. Participating countries were able to reach a “breakthrough agreement” to provide […]
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7 NOVEMBER 2022 – Expected to gather representatives from 196 countries, some 45,000 people and 120 world leaders, the 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) opened this Sunday, November 6 2022 in the city of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt—and this year’s convention has been dubbed the […]
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2 NOVEMBER 2022 – Changing climate patterns and increased severity/frequency of extreme weather events are affecting people around the world. As an example, Jorge Chapa, Head of Market Transformation, Green Building Council Australia (GBCA) said: “In Australia, many of the communities who fought bushfires in 2019 are today inundated with floods. The climate is changing, […]
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3 OCTOBER 2022 – The first Monday in October is commemorated as World Architecture Day—established by the International Union of Architects to coincide every year with United Nations’ World Habitat Day. This is meant to drive home the point that the practice of architecture is interlinked with habitats, manmade and natural. The theme for World […]
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11 AUGUST 2022 – On 1 August, 2022, the Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) World City Prize Lecture and Forum saw the presentations made by representatives of the LKY World City Prize 2020 Laureate, the City of Vienna, and the Special Mention cities of Antwerp, Boston and Lisbon, respectively. Four cities, 1 common tale? A “tale […]
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7 JULY 2022 – Come celebrate 7.7 and the launch of our latest magazine, FuturArc Volume 77 with a giveaway! Get a chance to win a pair of movie tickets* by simply answering the following question: What is the title of FuturArc Volume 77? To enter this giveaway: 1. Follow @FuturArc on Facebook or Instagram2. […]
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16 JUNE 2022 – As the climate crisis escalates with floods and abnormal heat waves around the world, landscape architects are taking action to limit planetary warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius in line with the Paris Agreement. The profession of landscape architecture deals with complex, interactive systems—be it natural or manmade—and seeks holistic interventions to […]
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8 JUNE 2022 — “Four billion people are vulnerable today to impacts of climate change, and the World Meteorological Organisation reports we have a 50 per cent chance of breaching 1.5°C of warming over the next five years … right now, the energy and cost of living crisis is already disproportionately affecting our societies’ most […]
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