Engineering’s Echo Chamber

Not only in America.. It is everywhere; yet Asians are much better..!! May 29, 2012  by Charles Marohn America's engineering profession is deluding itself. In their own propaganda echo chamber, they are blaming society for the messes they helped create and have perpetuated. They say we are spoiled. Short sighted. Clueless. They don't understand why we... Continue Reading →

What is Housing Affordability?

Families across the United States are paying too high a price to cover the cost of home. Rents and homeownership costs are skyrocketing while wages are not keeping pace. Today, nearly 19 million U.S. households pay half or more of their income on a place to live. That means nearly 1 in 6 families are denied... Continue Reading →

LifeLines

© Islam El Mashtooly & Mouaz AbouzaidDubai Based architects Islam El Mashtooly and Mouaz Abouzaid along with Steven Velegrinis, Drew Gilbert & Abdelrahman Magdy have unveiled “LifeLines,” their vision for the future of Cairo. Centered on the idea of connecting people with water, a series of lines and paths are laid over the city to serve as... Continue Reading →

Could Land be Egypt’s Dutch Disease?

A model of a planned new capital for Egypt, Sharm El-Sheikh, March 28, 2015. Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Reuters For nearly thirty years, Egypt’s hopes for economic growth, development, and social progress hung on the promise of planned new cities built out in the desert, miles away from heavily populated towns and cities clustered around the Nile Valley.... Continue Reading →

Narrow Streets Do More With Less

by Daniel Herriges I love to cook. And I'm always up for a challenge in the kitchen —a cuisine I haven't tried before or a complicated gourmet recipe. But one of the best pieces of cooking advice I've ever been given came very early on, from my dad. He told me that, when it comes to... Continue Reading →

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