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Today's News - June 11, 2002

"He who Tooteth not his own horn, his horn shall Not be Tooteth-ed." Unbeknownst to us, ArchNewsNow was nominated for 2002 Best National Internet sites listed by Crain's Detroit (a weekly business publication). We found out yesterday afternoon that we made the list - the only one in the Architecture category! Toot Toot!

Other news of note (isn't it all?): two very interesting exhibitions in Pittsburgh and London; bemoaning no "grand entrance" in the plans for revamping the Sydney Opera House (includes an insightful review of architect/academic Richard Weston's book, "Utzon"); reports and commentaries about planning dilemmas in London, LA, Chicago, Boston, and Bethesda; and a shopping mecca in Kuwait that promises to change the face of retail...and much more...

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2002 Best National Internet sites: ArchNewsNow makes the cut!- Crain's Detroit

Live Chat Today: Alex Garvin, Vice President for Planning, Design and Development of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation- Gotham Gazette

Commentary: Stadium Plan for Downtown L.A.: It's Clearly a Fumble By Nicolai Ourroussoff- Los Angeles Times

After 50 years of zoning out, the city's reforming the code By Blair Kamin- Chicago Tribune

Putting 'Smart Growth' Into Practice- Washington Post

Commentary: Why the Future of Architecture Doesn't Need Us: What becomes of Louis Kahn when buildings actually know what they want to be? By Lance Hosey, AIA- Architectural Record

Our chance to make a real entrance: ...to have inveigled Joern Utzon back into the Opera House project is a coup. But the most dramatic result will be a sad little colonnade, writes Elizabeth Farrelly- Sydney Morning Herald

Exhibition: Science center features 'Bilbao effect': Spanish sister city displays results of reconstruction [images]- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Exhibition: The view from Lilliput: A 'city of models' has brought much-needed vigour to the Royal Academy's Summer Show- The Observer (UK)

New Study Links Auto Use to Neighborhood Design - Natural Resources Defense Council- Environmental News Network

The lure of the one-off house...Funny old business, domestic architecture. By Hugh Pearman [images]- HughPearman.com

Quality public housing: competition-winning Ridenour Grave design addresses energy efficiency, maintenance, privacy, adaptability and aesthetic issues.- Infolink (Australia)

On the waterfront, developers wrestle with boom, bust: ...half-dozen reasons for the years of delay...- Boston Globe

CABE welcomes Westminster City Council publication 'Design Matters in Westminster'- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Argument rages over planning in London- The Architects' Journal

Selling chic to the Sheiks: Don't call Villa Moda a mall...promises to revolutionize the face of retail - Pierfrancesco Cravel; Eldridge Smerin [images]- National Post (Canada)


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