Posts Tagged "Mexico"

CSLA Congress 2015 Mexico City Design Charrette
06.05.2015

CSLA Congress 2015 Mexico City Design Charrette

Organizers of the 2015 CSLA congress organizing committee coordinated a participatory design event on a local urban plaza in Mexico City. Participants included representatives of the Mexican Society of Landscape Architects, professors and design students from UNAM, Mexico’s largest university, and Canadian landscape architects.

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Forest carbon sequestration and ecological modeling
06.27.2011

Forest carbon sequestration and ecological modeling

DPI Territorial has recently established a relationship with a Canadian-based company (Carbon Credit Corporation) to work with local communities and landowners to locate, assess, and help manage forested areas in Mexico that sequester carbon as described here. These can ultimately generate carbon credits to offset emissions in other countries.

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01.24.2011

Invitación para competir en Premios SEEER

EA Energía y Arquitectura extiende la invitación a participar en la primera edición de los Premios SEEER (Sustentabilidad y eficiencia energética en edificaciones y recursos), cuya convocatoria está abierta a aquellos involucrados en la práctica de la arquitectura.

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Calefacción en México: ahorro energético con diseño
01.10.2011

Calefacción en México: ahorro energético con diseño

por MA. Arq. LEED AP. Jorge López de Obeso

Es común que en Guadalajara en invierno sintamos más frío dentro de la casa que afuera. El gran secreto en esto es que los arquitectos tropicales no nos hemos tomado en serio el concepto de aislamiento térmico (si es que hay quien lo conozca). Dejamos a nuestros edificios y casas sin abrigo en el frío. El resultado: se sufre más el frío en Guadalajara que en Suiza o Canadá.

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A critique of new urban design in Guadalajara, Mexico: Andares
12.03.2010

A critique of new urban design in Guadalajara, Mexico: Andares

Over the years, we’ve noticed a change in the flat suburban skyline of Guadalajara, Mexico: The ultra-modern looking, sleek, tall development of Andares. Standing in contrast to much of its sprawling surroundings, is this a good or bad example of development for other urban centres in Latin America? Here is how Andares measures up:

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La Capacidad de Recuperación: Designing more resilient cities and regions in México
11.25.2010

La Capacidad de Recuperación: Designing more resilient cities and regions in México

During an exercise in our course at the Escuela Superior de Arquitecura (ESARQ) in Guadalajara, Mexico, an interesting trend of people migrating out of the city centre and into the increasingly distant suburbs became clear. Repercussions of this sprawling trend include declining public health and quality of life, increasing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, and poor community resilience during times of economic or environmental change. Some basic principles of sustainable urban and regional planning can help reverse this trend.

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