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Today's News - May 24, 2002

In addition to the Canadian Governor General's Medals in Architecture winners (now featured on our home page), today's news leads with the Canadian Centre for Architecture's Fellowship winners for 2002-2003.

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Canadian Centre for Architecture 2002 - 2003 Research Fellowships Awarded: Scholars from five countries take on research projects; applications for next year are due in November.- ArchNewsNow

The tidiest town of all: A developer claims he has seen the errors of the suburban sprawl which made him rich. He wants to set things right with Tullimbah, a new `eco' mini-city - Neville Fredericks; Ecologically Sustainable Design; Andres Duany- Sydney Morning Herald

But Aussies like their space: Tullimbah has encountered fierce community criticism- Sydney Morning Herald

Return of the high-rise a curse for Vietnamese: With little or no design and legal framework to operate within, architects are carrying the can for developers' shoddy building practices- The Straits Times (Singapore)

Inside Stories: Six new floors rise within the [New York Public Library] main branch - Davis Brody Bond- New York Newsday

It's a papaya, it's a durian, no, it's the Esplanade! - Vikas Gore/DP Architects; James Stirling Michael Wilford and Associates; Artec Consultants; Theatre Projects Consultants [images]- The Straits Times (Singapore)

Yesterday, Prada; Tomorrow, the World: Q&A: How would...Rem Koolhaas handle the task of redesigning the flag of the European Union? [images]- New York Times

Architects say skyscrapers slip in popularity- Houston Chronicle

Construction skills charter school is OK'd: Tomorrow's Builders...will teach construction trade skills in addition to offering courses geared toward completion of a high school diploma- St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Sydney boss comes to South Bank: The head of the Sydney Opera House is to lead a major redevelopment of London's arts complex.- BBC

A New World Trade Center attracts innovation: Progressive architects work on changing the image of a towering icon but face a wall of conservatism - Makram al-Kadi; Ziad Jameleddine; Steven Holl [images]- The Daily Star (Lebanon)

Three Books Reviewed: Above and Below: Exploring New York through archaeology, drawings, and even Hollywood.- The New Republic

The mother of urban makeovers: Auckland's Western Reclamation area could be transformed from an industrial wasteland...- New Zealand Herald

Ecotoursim Can be Tool in Fight against Poverty, UNEP Head Tells Quebec Summit- Environmental News Network

North of the Border the Winners Are: Governor General's Medals in Architecture - Twelve projects by Canadian architects are honored.- ArchNewsNow Feature


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