Architecture named seventh best job in the "engineering" category (out of eight)
U.S. News released a “Best Job” rankings from a variety of different industries and architecture came in seventh – in the “engineering” category. Out of eight. Following cartographer. And not even listed on the general 100 “Best Jobs” list. The rankings are produced by looking at a... View full entry
Top 10 U.S. architecture schools of 2017, according to Design Intelligence
Since 2010, Cornell has topped DI's Undergraduate rankings (except for 2014, when Cal Poly San Louis Obispo was first), with Harvard consistently being first in Graduate programs (excluding 2011, when University of Michigan got the top spot). How 2017's top 10 schools compare to one another since... View full entry
ZGF Architects tops 2016's Architect 50 "top firms of the year"
Beating out SOM and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, the Portland-based firm ZGF Architects has taken the number one spot in Architect Magazine's annual ranking of the fifty best architectural firms. The ranking, which evaluates firms using the criteria of Business, Sustainability, and... View full entry
MIT named #1 architecture school in the world
For the second year in a row, MIT has been named the top university in the world for architecture/built environment in the latest subject rankings from QS World University Rankings. In art and design, the Institute ranked No. 2 globally, a jump from fourth position in 2015. Ten other subject areas at MIT were ranked No. 1.
“This ranking is testament to the success of the MIT model of research and teaching and its global commitment to address complex societal problems,” says [Dean] Hashim Sarkis
In related news:Get Lectured: MIT, Spring '16MIT and TU Delft emerge victorious at Hyperloop competition; Elon Musk drops hint about "electric jets"MIT researchers have created a new material that stores and releases solar energyStanford Anderson, head of MIT's Department of Architecture from... View full entry
These are the most economically distressed cities in the United States
While cities like Dallas and San Francisco have rebounded strongly since the recession, many other places are still struggling for economic growth and prosperity. As time goes on, we're seeing a divergence between successful parts of the country and the non-successful parts.
More than 50 million Americans live in "distressed" ZIP codes, according to a new report from the Economic Innovation Group, a Washington D.C. think-tank.
— Fast.Co Exist
"These areas—largely concentrated in the South, Southwest, and the Rust Belt—are suffering a "recovery gap" driven by low home investment, shuttering businesses, and poor job opportunities."According to the report, economic opportunities are intimately tethered to geography in the United... View full entry
Cornell, Harvard and Louisiana State top Design Intelligence's Best Architecture & Design Schools of 2016
For every year since 2007, Cornell has held first place for undergraduate architecture (save for being supplanted by Virgina Tech in 2008 and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2014), and Harvard has consistently held first place for graduate. In the 2016 rankings for landscape architecture, Louisiana... View full entry
Melbourne is world’s most liveable city for fifth consecutive year
In any event, it's as you were for the "haves" at the top of list, with Melbourne taking the top spot for a fifth year running, with Vienna, Vancouver, Toronto and Adelaide/Calgary (tied at 5) completing the top five most livable cities in 2015.
[...] these cities have "relatively few challenges to living standards," and enjoy a good infrastructure, healthcare system and a low murder rate.
Unsurprisingly, Damascus remains the least livable city, with Syria embroiled in a bloody civil war.
Other articles related to liveability on Archinect:Think you live in a nice county? Find out where it stands on the nationwide Natural Amenities Index.Planning for Local and Liveable Neighbourhoods in MelbourneIs Jan Gehl winning his battle to make our cities liveable?Melbourne named world’s... View full entry
New York & London ranked highest in 2015 Global Cities Index
New York and London remain the world’s most global cities, as they are the only cities to rank in the top 10 of both the Global Cities Index and the Global Cities Outlook according to the A.T. Kearney Global Cities 2015 [...]. San Francisco leads the Global Cities Outlook due to its strength in innovation. Other cities ranking at the top of the Global Cities Outlook include London (#2), Boston (#3), New York (#4), and Zurich (#5).
For lovers of city rankings:Melbourne named world’s most liveable city for fourth consecutive yearForbes Releases Baffling "Coolest Cities" ListFor skeptics: The Top 6 Reasons to Be Wary of City Rankings, Ranked View full entry
Melbourne named world’s most liveable city for fourth consecutive year
The Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) claims its annual Liveability Survey could be used to "assign a hardship allowance as part of expatriate relocation packages," among other things.
But that needn't apply to those in Melbourne, which for the fourth year running has been declared the best city in the world to live.
The Australian culture hub was buoyed by superlative healthcare, infrastructure and education as well as a murder rate of 3.1 per 100,000 people, half the global average of 6.2.
While three Canadian cities made the ranking's top 10 (again), U.S. cities keep failing to score high.The world's top cities for liveability are:1. Melbourne, Australia2. Vienna, Austria3. Vancouver, Canada4. Toronto, Canada=5. Adelaide, Australia=5. Calgary, Canada7. Sydney, Australia... View full entry
Forbes Releases Baffling "Coolest Cities" List
Flooded with politicos and political junkies, Washington, D.C. often comes off as a city steeped in raw ambition. But the nation’s capital deserves to be known for something else: coolness. While “cool” might not be the first word that comes to mind when contemplating the latest standoff in Congress, D.C. nonetheless has a lot to offer those who call it home.
Today, Forbes released its most recent ranking of American cities, this time based on the vague, unscientific, and seemingly ridiculous category of "coolness." What, you may ask, are the determining factors of coolness?Pay attention high school students:Entertainment optionsBars and restaurants... View full entry