Climate-driven urban regeneration

Climate-driven urban regeneration

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Malgorzata TOMCZAK

Climate-driven urban regeneration

Climate-driven urban regeneration is one of our greatest challenges. Architecture and construction are responsible for about 30-40 percent of global carbon emissions. Another 20 percent is transport, another important component of an urbanized world. According to a diagnosis by the Architecture 2030 organization, by 2050 the carbon footprint from construction could be as high as 50 percent. All this is because more and more buildings are being constructed: every year we build roughly 6 billion new square meters. It's obvious that this has a negative impact on the environment and climate change. Is this what we want? Of course not. Seemingly we know what we should be doing - building less and instead using existing resources, building, choosing friendlier and greener materials, the production of which doesn't involve so much energy consumption, introducing greenery everywhere we can, or maybe even where at first glance we can't, and treating it as part of the green-blue urban infrastructure, not as a way to aestheticize space. But what we should do first and foremost is to consume less.

This is explained by Professor Jerzy Hausner in the opening conversation of this issue of A&B. We also look at how the United States - the world's second largest carbon emitter after China - is trying to deal with the problem. For this reason, we invited one of the biggest proponents of the Green New Deal and the face of the green revolution in the United States Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to our pages.

In the new issue of A&B, we talk, look for solutions, gather and organize information, this time about the way to climate regeneration of cities. We need to know how to do it right, after all, we are designing our tomorrow today!

Table of contents


Praise for anthropocentrism [16].

Mies van der Rohe Award 2022 for Town House designed by Grafton Architects

What should Ukraine's postwar architecture be like? [22]

Statements by Ukrainian architects on postwar architecture in Ukraine

WHERE have you been, WHERE are you going? [26]

Silesian super city

Rzeszow twine [36].

Conversation with Janusz Sepiol
interviewed by Paweł KRAUS

Can a building tell a joke? [42]

Interview with Iwo Borkowicz
interviewed by: Dominika DROZDOWSKA

Not every city is a metropolis [48].

On Polish metropolitanity

Written history. a balanced functional and spatial concept of a new typology of data centers as a holistic city-forming structure of the era of digitization [52]

Competition "Best Diploma ARCHITECTURE"

Project for the adaptation of a building on Tamka Island in Wroclaw for the Jazz and Swing Center "Babossa" [54].

The "Best Interior Design" Competition

newsboard [56-61]

books, patronage, invitations, company news

  • Mies van der Rohe Award 2022 dla Town House projektu Grafton Architects
  • Wypowiedzi ukraińskich architektów na temat powojennej architektury w Ukrainie
  • Śląskie supermiasto z cyklu Mateusza Zmyślonego pt. „Wielomiasta”
  • Rozmowa z Januszem Sepiołem
  • Rozmowa z Iwo Borkowiczem
  • O polskiej metropolitalności

e-publication supplement

Between the old town and the Warta River. A quartet of buildings in Międzychód [e02].

Competition "Best Diploma in ARCHITECTURE"
Arnika JANS

Darkness in architecture. Project of the observatory in the Ostoja Dark Sky [e06].

Competition "Best Diploma in ARCHITECTURE"

Ecological Artistic Manufaktura. Conceptual design for the adaptation of the building of the former Gwarek bathhouse of the Katowice mine into a complex of studios, a library and a restaurant [e10].

Competition "Best Diploma in INTERIOR DESIGN"

Professors' House - adaptation of "Koszarowiec" at 53 Niepodległości Avenue [e14].

Competition "Best Diploma of Interior Design"

  • Między starym miastem a Wartą. Kwartał zabudowy w Międzychodzie – Arnika JANS
  • Ciemność w architekturze. Projekt obserwatorium w Ostoi Ciemnego Nieba - Mateusz PASZKIEWICZ
  • Ekologiczna Manufaktura Artystyczna - Anna WYÅ»GOŁ
  • Dom profesorski – adaptacja „Koszarowca” przy al. Niepodległości 53 - Katarzyna MARCINIAK

theme of the issue

Climate-driven urban regeneration [66]

With Prof. Jerzy Hausner
interviewed by Malgorzata TOMCZAK

Ecology is one of the priorities of revitalization [72]

With Hanna Zdanowska - the mayor of Lodz
talks Katarzyna JAGODZIÑSKA

It's okay to panic! - Let's give ourselves a chance to change [80]

With Prof. Szymon Malinowski
interviewed by Alicja GZOWSKA

Ethics instead of wealth [86]

With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
interviewed by Ania DIDUCH

ReGENs, a proposal to apply an integrated model of operational urbanism in the regeneration of an industrial city [90]

Competition for Krakow Music Center

Transportation vs. urban mobility [96]

With Prof. Tomasz Komornicki
interviewed by Malgorzata TOMCZAK

In harmony with climate, nature and people [100]

With Prof. Emanuel Naboni
is interviewed by Katarzyna MIKULSKA

moodboard [106]

#climate change
#climate regeneration of cities
#adaptation of cities to climate change

Water and people [136]


Minor stunts [138]

Jakub GŁAZ

  • Z prof. Jerzym Hausnerem rozmawia Małgorzata TOMCZAK
  • Z Hanną Zdanowską — prezydentką Łodzi rozmawia Katarzyna JAGODZIŃSKA
  • Z prof. Szymonem Malinowskim rozmawia Alicja GZOWSKA
  • Z Alexandrią Ocasio-Cortez rozmawia Ania DIDUCH
  • ReGENy, czyli propozycja zastosowania zintegrowanego modelu urbanistyki operacyjnej w regeneracji miasta przemysłowego
  • Z prof. Tomaszem Komornickim rozmawia Małgorzata TOMCZAK
  • Z prof. Emanuelem Naboni rozmawia Katarzyna MIKULSKA
  • moodboard – #zmiany klimatu #klimatyczna regeneracja miast #adaptacja miast do zmian klimatu
  • Jakub Szczęsny - felieton
  • Jakub Głaz - felieton

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