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Urbanists call for a non-aggression pact among cities competing for Amazon’s HQ2

They say that cities should compete on the basis of the underlying strength of their communities, not handouts.

Building science expert says we should prepare for the coming Stucco-Pocalypse

Why does anyone actually build with this stuff?

Amazon’s Spheres open in Seattle

Jeff Bezos said “Alexa, open The Spheres” and it evidently worked.

Climate change is a disaster for the millennials, an inconvenience for the boomers

This is not the defining issue of my generation. But it is of yours.

New study finds that being a couch potato is green

Finally, a good excuse for lolling away your day on the sofa: it saves energy.

Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA, dies at 91

Ingvar Kamprad changed the industry, making good design affordable, accessible and desirable.

Our cities and our diet are killing us; it’s time to change both

Nick Cohen of the Guardian explains why we need to change what we eat and how we get around.

Why Amazon Go should be a no-go: We will drown in a sea of plastic

Even the fruits and vegetables are wrapped in plastic so that the sensors can read them, inculcating a culture of convenience and waste.

Building code changes can have unintended consequences

A study in California shows that changing codes can change a lot more than just their energy consumption.

The latest from Elon Musk: Your very own Boring Company flamethrower

Elon Musk promises and Elon Musk delivers, eventually.