Weekend Edition: Asbestos is back, and it’s as bad as ever, among other news

Opened in May, the San Pedro Creek Cultural Park offers residents an alternative to the crowded Riverwalk and pays homage to the Alamo City’s Latino heritage. (Courtesy Muñoz & Company)

Missed some of our articles, tweets, or Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered a few the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!

A photo of men working with asbestos tiles on a roof

The American Institute of Architects has issued a formal comment on the EPA’s recent decision to enact a SNUR on asbestos-containing products. (Via Center for Environmental Health)

AIA calls for blanket ban on asbestos after online uproar

After a week of outrage on social media, the AIA submitted a formal comment in opposition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to enact a SNUR on asbestos-containing building products.

Ricardo Legorreta’s Central Library, with its familiar “enchilada red” exteriors, is one of San Antonio’s most visually distinctive buildings. (Neonwater)

San Antonio’s architecture has a bright future illuminated by a rich heritage

San Antonio is the second largest city in Texas, but it is constantly overshadowed by its brethren architecturally. That’s all changing as more projects, many of which reference the city’s history, are coming online.

Buffalo Bayou Park (SWA Group and Page, 2015) provides a model for designing resilient landscape infrastructures for a changing climate. In the background, the skyline reflects the city’s growth during the petro-capital boom of the 1970s and 1980s. (Jonnu Singleton/SWA Group)

Initial notes on Houston after theory

Houston is a city that has seemingly developed out of step with the rest of the country, operating on a cycle of boom and bust tied to the oil, not stock, market. But when faced with climate change and other issues, can it adapt?

Stay cool, and see you next week!

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