Seattle's updated list of masonry structures at risk from earthquake includes many structures in the Capitol Hill district. Property owners are not currently mandated to retrofit the buildings they own.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
April 8, 2015, 1pm PDT
Urban city centers have been decaying for years in Latin America, however, with renewed interest by Latin American governments, these city cores are once again being revitalized. Arup Connect spoke with urban design leader Pablo Lazo to learn how.
March 16, 2015, 11am PDT
With more people gravitating toward cities than ever before, new urban morphologies are proliferating throughout the world. Arup Connect's Sarah Wesseler talks with Roger Keil of York University about challenges facing global suburban development.
October 13, 2014, 10am PDT
As federal law shifts to address resilience in post-Hurricane Sandy New York, the Department of City Planning has released a new manual to help residents and landowners understand options for retrofitting their buildings to prepare for floods.
New York Department of City Planning
August 27, 2014, 9am PDT
Sunday's powerful Bay Area earthquake brought attention to the urgent need to retrofit existing buildings in California. One expert stated the damage in Napa "was predictable." Do you know the three types of construction that need to be reinforced?
February 2, 2014, 11am PST
In Los Angeles, months of agitation by pedestrian and bicycling advocates have finally paid off.
April 18, 2012, 2pm PDT
Emily Badger looks at how a simple idea in energy retrofitting can be tailored to work for the largely untapped market of small to mid-size commercial properties.
September 30, 2011, 12pm PDT
Architect Alan Chang writes an extensive piece for PLACES on the need to rethink how suburbs are built and designed now, before the economy recovers.
March 29, 2011, 2pm PDT
Sustainable design and historic preservation design have sometimes been at odds. But a group of experts says these two goals can work together to improve building sustainability.
Sustainable Cities Collective
January 12, 2011, 10am PST
The Record talks with June Williamson, co-author of the popular book "Retrofitting Suburbia", about the importance of preparing suburbs for a new and different future.
December 14, 2009, 6am PST
The New York City Council has passed a suite of bills hat require green retrofits on the city's buildings.
The Architect's Newspaper
May 14, 2009, 5am PDT
Old buildings could be to blame for much of a city's energy waste. That's the case in New York, where officials are putting together a plan to retrofit older buildings to be less wasteful.