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There's a long way to go to get sustainable design integrated in architects' training


The loci of student activity which suggest promising ways forward, writes Hattie Hartman

Bio-bean – introduced me to the idea of creating circular, closed-loop systems within buildings

Architecture school turned me into a green entrepreneur

Architects are good at connecting dots. They are rarely specialists, instead they cross-pollinate ideas from the arts and sciences, writes Arthur Kay


The best green design marries passive principles with spatial quality and aesthetics


Hattie Hartman reports from the AJ’s Green Sky Thinking seminar at the LSE

James Corner Field Operations

'Tivoli it ain't': new public realm at the Olympic Park struggles to convince


Overall, James Corner Field Operations’ Olympic scheme lacks cohesion, says Hattie Hartman

Carbon emissions

Using more renewable energy won't lead to a drop in living standards


Listen to the experts, says Rory Olcayto. We don’t have to sacrifice living standards to mitigate climate change


Not a single section of the Farrell Review comprehensively addresses sustainability


Farrell Review fails to give sustainability top billing, yet a close read reveals valuable guidance, says Hattie Hartman

The critical role of trees in cities is too often forgotten


Hattie Hartman looks back at an uplifting week for urban trees and a new way of experiencing architecture


Why Gillespie Yunnie’s staircase won the AJ Small Projects Sustainability Award


Sustainability cannot be the sole driver for a design and must be balanced with other considerations, says Hattie Hartman


Join the AJ for breakfast at O'Donnell + Tuomey's student centre at the LSE


Green Sky Thinking is Open-City’s annual showcase of London’s most innovative sustainability initiatives, writes Hattie Hartman

Aquatics Centre

What became of the Aquatics Centre’s temporary wings?


What is clear from these efforts to reuse and recycle is that new ways of working do not penetrate industry overnight, says Hattie Hartman