The American Institute of Architects Makes the Case for Sustainable Design


Robert Ivy, CEO of the American Institute of Architects, believes that architects are now positioned to expand their services and talents. They will begin to offer supplemental services, and may also become consultants in a sense. They will be able to offer their services to a complete range of industries. This will move the industry forward in numerous ways.

Robert Ivy notes the economic landscape has also changed for many of today’s architects. Sustainability is a major element that affects the way architects will design and build projects. Sustainability has to be a major element because of the problems facing the planet including climate change.

The world’s population is still growing by leaps and bounds. This challenges architects to deliver effective design solutions. Consider the earthquakes and other cataclysmic weather conditions that seem to be escalating around the world. Architects have always designed for earthquakes, as a matter of fact, but now designing and building for future catastrophes is more important than ever.

Experts estimate that up to two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities by the year 2025. Many believe that turning the world “urban” is an additional solution to fight climate change. Urban centers with dense populations will provide the basis for a low-carbon footprint. There is a belief that urban living may one day prove to be the best sustainable form of organizing humans in a supportive society. Shanghai could be the perfect example of a megalopolis where cities surround a major, central city.

Some countries, like India, are forging ahead and spending billions on their infrastructure. India will spend $300 billion plus over the next five to ten years. They understand what it will take to make room for their massive population.

As such, Robert Ivy is well aware of the need to design architectural works that speak to health and true areas of need. There is every indication that his leadership is taking the AIA in the right direction.

AIA’s mission is to help build a better environment for the world. Architects will play a major role in helping design a better future for the world. The challenges are immense, and must factor in climate change, along with the fact that communities and infrastructures have experienced deterioration. Robert Ivy feels that now is the time to act. AIA is 160 years old and going strong. The organization has the right leadership, vision, and commitment from its members.

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DACA Was a Solution and Is Now Seeing Problems Because of Trump


For the past decade, people have been protected under DACA. They are the dreamers or those who get deferred action for childhood arrivals. They are not subject to being deported because they came here as children without a choice. They are also able to get different things that other people who are undocumented do not qualify for. The act was created to help them have a better chance at becoming citizens and because many of them see the United States as the only home they can remember. In fact, most of them don’t even know how to speak the language of the country they originally came from. For those who are unable to qualify for DACA, they either have to move back to that country or stay here illegally which can be challenging and can cause huge problems for the people who want to continue living their lives in the best way possible.

Now, like the Frontera Fund is reporting, most of the people who were living under DACA are going to have to figure out something else to do. Donald Trump has something against DACA and is going to eliminate it. People aren’t going to have a chance to be protected and they will be deported if it comes time for them to renew and they can’t. Trump wants to see them suffer for some reason, and the suffering has already started for those who are worrying about what will happen to them if DACA is wiped off the law.

There are some things they can do, but there is not enough time. If DACA is removed, it will happen quickly. In fact, they really only have until the end of the year to make things right. They may not be considered Americans after that even if they know they are still Americans. Donald Trump wants to ensure they are not going to be able to stay here because he does not support them living here since they are not technically considered citizens of the United States.

DACA users or dreamers will lose many of the things they have under the law. They won’t be able to get in-state tuition prices, they can’t have a driver’s license and they can’t work. In addition, they will be subject to deportation which can cause major harm to the way they are living. The country does not support them and Donald Trump is doing what he can to get rid of them. Even though they are nearly perfect “citizens,” Trump wants to see them out of the country because he thinks they didn’t come here the right way. The problem is that they didn’t have a choice whether or not to come and, if they did, most of them would have come here legally.





Roberto Santiago lives to see His Dream Come True


A whole week of hard work deserves some rewarding. This is because one reason for working hard is to ensure that we have some comfort in life. There is also a rising need for bonding with family. Many people are taking more than two jobs to make ends meet. Other business persons, on the other hand, are so deep in their investments, by the time they realize they lost their families, it’s too late. It is crucial that investors set time for their families. Roberto Santiago has solved this issue for his people. The people of Joao Pessoa are the hosts of entertainment in Brazil.

Roberto Santiago was born and raised up in Joao Pessoa. He realized that his people had to travel to access the fun joints. This added expense led to a majority of the individuals ignoring this part of life. As he grew up, he had a dream of giving his people a recreational facility that had everything everyone needed for fun.

Roberto Santiago finally lives to see his dream through the Roberto Santiago Manaira Mall. He, however, had to find a way to get here. Santiago began by schooling in both Pio-X-Marist College and the University of Joao Pessoa. He studied Business Administration. The education was important in his investment career,

After school, he landed a job at Café Rosa. Café Rosa is a home décor company. He was a competent employee and was keen to observe every step of the processes. Santiago understands the one rule of a successful investor. The rule explains that there is no need to work with a firm if you can compete with it. He began his cartonnage company. At first, the cartonnage company manufactured card boards from cartons only. With time, it was ranked among the prestigious home décor companies in Brazil.

In 1987, Santiago had finally acquired what he needed to commence his ultimate goal. He bought the land on which, he would build the recreational facility for his people. Santiago had a great strategy because within two years he launched the Roberto Santiago Manaira Mall.

Roberto Santiago went ahead and built the Mangeira Mall in 2013. Although the mall is not as famous as the Roberto Santiago Manaira Mall, it is equally equipped.

During the 2015 financial crisis, many businesses crumbled down. The few that survived had to cut down on their outputs to overcome the challenge. Santiago’s businesses remained untouched. This demonstrated his strength as a business person. Santiago has promised to continue developing the entertainment sector.

The malls have improved the fun life of the people as well as their living standards. The malls have attracted numerous investors in the area that they are situated. This has provided the residents with employment opportunities.