Archinect - News 2016-10-24T16:23:28-04:00 Why architects should get involved in local governance Nicholas Korody 2016-05-10T19:51:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:05:45-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="447" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Architecture is one of the most important things that we have to help communities shape themselves, both literally and figuratively,&rdquo; Trevi&ntilde;o says. &ldquo;However, when we start talking about the leaders of the community, most often you have people without an architectural background.&rdquo; As local leaders, architects can bring an objective, analytical perspective to the organizations that run their communities. And there&rsquo;s already widespread interest among practitioners in making a difference.</p></em><br /><br /><p>This month, in line with the <a href="http://Venice%20Biennale%20director%20Alejandro%20Aravena:%20%22Our%20challenge%20must%20be%20to%20go%20beyond%20architecture.%22" target="_blank">ideas behind the upcoming Venice Biennale</a>, Archinect's coverage includes a special themed section, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong><em>Help</em></strong></a>, featuring content that focuses on the social and political components of the discipline.</p><p>Here's some relevant coverage:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">New MoMA exhibition explores the architecture of displacement</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">America's first "climate refugees" head for higher ground</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Meditating on the "Past Future Housing" of Los Angeles with Morgan Fisher and Karina Nimmerfall at the MAK Center</a></li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Previewing the 2016 Venice Biennale: the British Pavilion's "Home Economics"</a></li></ul><p><em>Have projects of your own that are oriented towards creating a more equitable and livable society? Submit to our&nbsp;</em><a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank"><em>open call</em></a><em>&nbsp;before&nbsp;Sunday, May 22.</em></p> Lawsuit could make climate change readiness the city's burden Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-23T12:37:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:07:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A major insurance company is suing Chicago-area municipal governments saying they knew of the risks posed by climate change and should have been better prepared. The class-action lawsuits raise the question of who is liable for the costs of global warming. [...] &ldquo;What the insurers are saying is: &lsquo;We&rsquo;re in the business of covering unforeseen risks... But we&rsquo;re now at a point with the science where climate change is now a foreseeable risk.&rsquo;&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>