• The Intersection of Sustainability and Social Justice in Business

    Sustainable businesses actually perform better than typical businesses. According to Unilever, consumers are showing a preference for companies that are better for the world, and this tendency is increasing.

    In today’s global ecosystem, sustainability is non-negotiable. Sustainable businesses see each focus of their triple bottom line — people, planet, and profits — as a priority, and they […]

  • Climate crisis crashing the economy

    We’d been watching the real-world risks of climate change looming and growing across the United States and around the world. And the costs, financially and otherwise, are quickly becoming untenable.

    Lately, a steady march of searing heat, ruinous floods, horrific wildfires, unbreathable air, devastating hurricanes and other climate-related calamities has been traversing our screens and wreaking […]

  • Global Countdown 2020

    A new initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Here are five curated sessions featuring over 50 speakers, activists, actors, and musicians, sharing science-backed and practical ideas, combined with moments of wonder, inspiration, and optimism. Presented by TED and Future Stewards.

    The goal: To build a better future by cutting greenhouse gas emissions in half by […]

  • USGBC Announces Iconia Cubos Luxury Living is a LEED Homes Awards Recipient and Project of the Year

    Awards recognize projects, builders and developers committed to creating healthy, sustainable homes

    Guadalajara, Mexico – (July 14, 2020) – Today, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced Iconia Cubos Luxury Living is a LEED Homes Awards recipient in the Outstanding Multifamily category and was voted Project of the Year. The awards recognize LEED-certified residential projects that […]

  • Catalysts of Urban Change Post Coronavirus

    Many choose the place they live based on the proximity to where they work, balancing affordability with lifestyle choices. If, following the COVID-19 crisis, people are going to work much more from home, what does this mean for cities?
    1. Workplace environment – demands to continue working from home will lead to re-thinking office space.
    Post the […]

  • Essential Futures

    Working from home, with our office in Amsterdam closed, UNStudio’s Futures team is taking this time to reflect on the impacts this extended crisis will have on urban life-as-a-we-know-it. We realise that, when it comes to spatial planning and design, now is the time to take stock. What essential services, systems, and infrastructures must we […]