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Zurich – The Madaster platform aims to create an inventory of all the resource-relevant data of buildings in order to demonstrate their circular potential. Owners of real
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Bangkok – Thailand’s capital is opening a new urban park on an abandoned railway. The project is designed to boost well-being for city dwellers and to mitigate
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Sacramento - California energy regulators are crafting a pilot program with incentives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in new residential buildings. It will initially focus on low-income residential
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Shenzhen – Global design firm NBBJ has won an international competition to design Net City, a city of the future in Shenzhen, China. The city is designed
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Helsinki – Two thirds of the world’s energy is consumed in cities. Because bioenergy has several limitations, innovation is needed to help cities decarbonise their heating systems,
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Freiburg - Vizcab has raised a total of 1.6 million euros as part of a financing round. The start-up is working on a method for the life
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Doha - Qatar is to create 16 sustainable floating hotels to accommodate fans at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The sustainable structures can be moved following the
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Zurich – The building and zoning regulations in the city of Zurich are to be supplemented by energy zones. These areas will feature mandatory quotas with regard
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Dübendorf ZH – Cement manufacturing accounts for around 7 percent of global CO2 emissions. Alternative types of cement use new ingredients, but the effects of these on
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Prague - The Czech Republic is welcoming its first 3D printed house. The structure floats, is three times stronger than traditional concrete and helps significantly cut construction waste.
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Ittigen BE – The federal government is providing authorities and companies with a new planning instrument for space and mobility, which can calculate the future transport behavior
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Brookings – A passive house designed by students in South Dakota is pioneering 21st-century energy efficiency standards. Passive House 01 is not only 90-per-cent more energy efficient
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Lucerne – Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) is launching its interdisciplinary bachelor’s degree in Digital Construction in the fall. This is a first for German-speaking
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Geneva – Following the coronavirus lockdowns across the world, global architects are rethinking the shape of cities to promote shorter commute times, local lifestyles and social distancing
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Bari – Five billion people are projected to live in cities by 2030, according to the United Nations. Designs for a self-sustainable vertical city with net-zero energy
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Accham – A rammed earth hospital is bringing affordable healthcare to Nepal. The structure is built primarily from locally sourced materials and is powered by rooftop solar
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Ebbsfleet – A scheme described as one of the most carbon-reducing projects in Ebbsfleet Garden City in the UK has been approved. Measures will include solar panels,
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Zurich - The start-up Gilytics has developed a software solution that makes it easier to plan linear infrastructure projects such as electricity power lines and railways. The
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Copenhagen – Plans have been unveiled for a floating public space in Copenhagen. The “parkipelago” will revitalise the old harbour, grow endemic plants and trees, and provide
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Zurich - Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich has received a multitude of suggestions from the general public with regard to their future strategy. The transport authority for the city of
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