Built Environment

Tribunal Finds Monsanto Endangers Right to Food, Health, Environment

If the crime of ‘ecocide’ were recognized in international criminal law, the activities of Monsanto could constitute such a crime, panel declares. Biotech giant Monsanto “has engaged in practices which have negatively impacted the right to a healthy environment, the right to food, and the right to health,” five international judges comprising the “Monsanto Tribunal” declared […]

How Changing Our Built Environment Can Save The Planet

Ashoka entrepreneur Jason F. McLennan started the Living Building Challenge a decade ago to radically reframe how we relate to our built environment. With a global community of pioneering architects, designers, and entrepreneurs, he imagines what the future looks like, then builds it – literally!

The Crown Estate

2015 Building Environment winners , The Crown Estate are a values driven business investing in and managing some of the UK’s most important assets, ensuring they are sustainably worked, developed and enjoyed to deliver the best value over the long term.

Philippines Shuts More Nickel Mines on Environment Crackdown

The Philippines suspended the operations of Berong Nickel Corp., adding to the list of miners that the government has shuttered for failing to meet environmental and welfare standards, the mines bureau said. Mining in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the south of the country has also been halted as authorities start to review company permits, […]

New York City’s Lowline To Be World’s First Underground Park

Instead of talking about the marvelous skyscrapers in New York City, they may soon be able to marvel at the Lowline, the world’s first underground park. New York City is now considering building the world’s first underground park in an abandoned trolley terminal. “The Lowline is a plan to use innovative solar technology to illuminate […]

UN calls for post-Brexit UK to link with EU on environment policy

The UN’s new environment chief has called for a post-Brexit Britain to link up with the EU on environment policy, adopting key bloc climate laws and maintaining its nature directives. In his first interview since taking office, Erik Solheim told the Guardian it was vital that supranational decisions continued for problems such as pollution and […]

Jordan’s newest mall debuts large-scale green technology

In Jordan’s newest retail and leisure hub, the typical high-end boutiques, cinemas and gourmet coffee shops are tucked into an intricate ecosystem of natural heating and cooling, water recycling and hundreds of solar panels soaking up the sun’s rays. The three-story Abdali Mall in Amman is the first large-scale commercial complex in Jordan to be […]

Siemens helps power Humber Estuary revival – Built …

Lord Haskins and two major clients in the region, Associated British Ports and Siemens, were addressing Built Environment Networking’s ‘Hull Major Developments 2014’ event at Hull’s Guildhall. Lord Haskins praised …

Save the date – the microbiology of the Built Environment …

Just a quick note to save the date for the 5th Annual Microbiology of the Built Environment Conference to be hosted at CU Boulder from June 1st to June 3rd, 2016. I missed the 4th meeting but the first three were a great …