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A Question of Density?

Density is an important measure in Urban Design, do dense places lead to higher numbers of Covid-19 infections? Berlin serves as an example.

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Image of the Hunga volcanic eruption in Tonga taken by the GOES-17 satellite on January 15, 2022. The maximum diameter of the ash cloud was about 470 kilometers. (Image: NOAA via Wikimedia Commons)

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“To have an affordable tall building, it has to be like a Swiss watch”

Bill Baker is an American structural engineer and consulting partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) in Chicago, USA. He has been working on tall buildings since the early 1980s and is best known for the engineering of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest highrise structure.

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Reviving the Bauhaus idea

Sigrid Ehrmann holds a diploma degree of landscape architecture of Technical University of Berlin. She works as a freelance landscape architect, environmental planner and writer. Being based in Barcelona, a city renowned for its architecture, innovative urban transformations and creative scene, she is surrounded by inspiring projects, people and landscapes.

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California Wildfires: Postmodern Pyroscapes

This year’s California wildfires are a case in point. How did modernization facilitate this disaster, and what can be done to remedy this perfect storm?

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