Unaffordable energy costs may render high-rise buildings unusable. Cross-ventilation, daylighting, elevators & thermal mass are all difficult to impossible to achieve as these buildings are currently constructed, so without cheap fossil fuels, these buildings just might become uninhabitable. This article is a follow-up to Richard Florida's Friday night plenary and Léon Krier's Saturday morning plenary at CNU20 in West Palm Beach last week.
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The Original Green Cause has always existed on little more than passion and a shoelace, so it's amazing what's been done. The Guild Foundation hosts the Original Green, and jumped in right after Hurricane Katrina to marshal the architects of the New Urban Guild and a few friends to design the first Katrina Cottages, all completely pro bono. Just a few months after the storm, the Guild Foundation…
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