This 2020 was a opportunity to focus all our efforts and attention on the most urgent issues of architecture.
Written by Fabian Dejtiar
Facing the current and accentuated global challenges, we ask ourselves: What should we address first?
2020 was a tremendous opportunity to focus all our efforts and attention on the most urgent issues of architecture. Through articles, interviews, debates, and projects, ArchDaily’s Topics presented each month an in-depth response to the most relevant problems – from the climate crisis and emergency architecture to artificial intelligence and How Will We Live Together.
Providing inspiration, knowledge, and tools, we have generated hundreds of publications. In order to sum up this past year, we present a selection of articles that had the biggest impact on our readers. Goodbye 2020, Hello 2021!
“Forty percent of the human population lives within 100 kilometers of a coastline, with one in ten living under ten meters above sea level. As climate change induces more volatile flooding events and long-term sea level rises, it is estimated that coastal flooding could cause as much as $1 trillion of damage per year by 2050. We cannot escape the reality that cities, and their populations, are more vulnerable to flooding than ever“.
“Two-thirds of the world’s energy and 70% of global carbon emissions are attributed to cities. This leads to the question of how the evolution of public policy, and urban design, can strategically combat these two growing issues. Around the world, cities are looking to mobility as part of the solution, and in particular, asking a simple question: what if public transport was free?”