The Washington Post — "The National Building Museum Wants to be at the Center of the Climate Change Conversation"

Assemble Chicago is highlighted as one of two case studies in the National Building Museum's upcoming programming on Climate Change, developed in partnership with c40.

"A longtime favorite of local families and professionals in the building trades, the Washington museum is emerging from the pandemic with a program to engage visitors with social issues that are central to their lives. Climate change will be the subject of a virtual program called “Climate ABC (Action/Building/Community).” The topics will include reducing carbon emissions, regenerating urban landscapes, managing storm water, and designing decarbonized developments. The idea is to educate the public, amplify the challenges and celebrate achievements. The choice of climate is obvious: The construction industry is responsible for nearly 40 percent of global carbon emissions, and it must be part of the solution, says museum president and executive director Aileen Fuchs"

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Thorsten Johann at National Building Museum's Climate Action Building Community Program

Thorsten will present Assemble Chicago as one of two case studies for the inaugural public programming under the Museum's new collaboration with C40 Cities, entitled "Reinventing Cities."

November 16, 2021
11:00 a.m. ET
Virtual Livestream (Zoom).

Tickets available here (free for students).


C40 Reinventing Cities — "Three questions to Jeanne Gang – Reinventing Cities finalist in Chicago"

"We want to live in a world where people actively support one another as part of a greater, thriving network of living things. This calls on us as architects to design projects that create meaningful connections between individuals, their communities, and their environment," writes Jeanne Gang in an interview by C40, an international network of cities committed to addressing climate change.

Studio Gang, in partnership with The Community Builders, is currently a finalist in the Reinventing Cities competition to redevelop a site in Chicago's Loop.


Studio Gang and The Community Builders Win C40 Cities Chicago Loop Competition

Assemble Chicago will create 207 carbon-neutral residences for downtown workforce earning as little as minimum wage, revitalize Pritzker Park, and add community spaces and amenities to the Loop.