Sustainable Development since the Age of Agriculture

Introduction Maybe the need for sustainable development is not a new thing. Why during the Age of Agriculture, the human who was only one animal amough others, distanced himself from nature? What are the inventions or discoveries that allowed humans to no longer see themselves as part of nature? While the ebbs and flows of…

Where does the concept of sustainable design and sustainable architecture come from?

Why do we now talk about sustainable design and sustainable architecture? More and more people say « We want to save the world, we have to save the world ! ». Well in fact the world is doing pretty good. Earth has undergone many changes over the past 4,5 billions years and will continue to…

Resilient Homes Challenge

Winners of ‘Resilient Homes Design Challenge’ announced World Bank, Build Academy, Airbnb, GFDRR, and UN-Habitat competition WASHINGTON, December 17, 2018 — The World Bank, Build Academy, Airbnb, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), and UN-Habitat today announced the winners of the Resilient Homes Design Challenge. The Challengegenerated designs for disaster-resilient and sustainable…

Ivan Shumkov at the UN OCCAM Conference

  My name is Ivan Shumkov, I’m the CEO and founder of Build Academy in New York. I’m an architect, engineer, entrepreneur and professor at NYU. I started Building Academy 5 years ago, which is a platform for professional solutions in the building industry. What we do is education, on one side, building culture and…