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College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change

College Classes Use Arts to Brace for Climate Change | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
A growing number of university courses are using the creative arts, including “climate fiction,” to respond to what many students consider one of society’s central challenges.
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Another form of resilience?

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A Giant Inflatable Plug To Keep Our Subways Dry During Storms

A Giant Inflatable Plug To Keep Our Subways Dry During Storms | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Taller than a double-decker bus the Resilient Tunnel Plug can stop future flood waters from destroying the subways. Its first installation is...
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2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Honor Award, Tulane University

2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Honor Award, Tulane University | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Tulane University was dealt a major blow by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, which caused more than $650 million damage to its downtown and uptown campuses. Just days before, equipment was positioned to drive piles for what is now known as Weatherhead Hall. The project went on hold while Tulane repaired damage and created a renewal plan. The university clarified its vision and accelerated plans for undergraduate living and learning.


Weatherhead functions as part of a main campus entry, and builds upon New Orleans vernacular that stems from a strong program model and massing.


The jury said “ . . . it is all about community and gathering space . . . successful . . . friendly . . . under­stated clean plan, good neighbor, and good design elements . . .if every residence did this, it would be great . . . ”

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This faculty residence project is at Tulane University. The application process for the 2014 awards is open now.

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