Archinect - News 2016-05-04T02:04:21-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149940899/philly-s-sidewalks-and-the-fickle-space-between-public-and-private Philly's sidewalks and the fickle space between public and private Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-15T13:18:00-04:00 >2016-04-15T13:18:34-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bb/bba925411f2874260fef01e5a421dfe9.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Legally, sidewalk repair is the responsibility of homeowners, but historically, enforcement of upkeep has been thin. [...] &ldquo;[sidewalks] should be part of the money we spend on transportation ... because people who walk are transporting themselves on their feet.&rdquo; [...] The liability is actually two-tiered: The property owner is responsible if someone sues after an injury due to poorly maintained sidewalks, but the city has secondary responsibility because sidewalks are public infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Sidewalks, New York's &quot;most desirable real estate&quot; " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149933857/sidewalks-new-york-s-most-desirable-real-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sidewalks, New York's "most desirable real estate"</a></li><li><a title="Not all sidewalks are created equal in D.C." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128102115/not-all-sidewalks-are-created-equal-in-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Not all sidewalks are created equal in D.C.</a></li><li><a title="Why Los Angeles is struggling to fix thousands of miles of sidewalks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117424438/why-los-angeles-is-struggling-to-fix-thousands-of-miles-of-sidewalks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Los Angeles is struggling to fix thousands of miles of sidewalks</a></li><li><a title="Humanizing street design with 'shared space'" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138804407/humanizing-street-design-with-shared-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Humanizing street design with 'shared space'</a></li><li><a title="Antonia Malchik on the end of walking in America" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135588605/antonia-malchik-on-the-end-of-walking-in-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Antonia Malchik on the end of walking in America</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/107113105/architects-can-now-be-held-liable-for-building-defects-rules-california-supreme-court Architects can now be held liable for building defects, rules California Supreme Court Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-21T19:23:00-04:00 >2014-08-22T10:05:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ym/ym3f8w2z7l1yrekm.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>California&rsquo;s Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the principal architects for a condominium project may be sued directly by a condominium homeowners association for design defects.&nbsp;[...] The decision held that even though, on most projects, the developer has the final say on design choices, the architect can&rsquo;t escape liability to the end user.&nbsp;This decision is likely to give homeowners associations another target in defect cases.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100283174/lawsuit-could-make-climate-change-readiness-the-city-s-burden 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6u/6uh2lpquxskumlzj.jpg" width="514" height="343" 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" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>