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Today's News - August 9, 2002

A Canadian offers one of the more insightful commentaries we've read about memorializing 9/11. At the World Summit on Sustainable Development (also known as Earth Summit 2 or Rio+10), they'll be swimming in an "alphabet soup of acronyms." An Oregon tribe is shopping for an architect. Rafael Vinoly will be bringing culture to Leicester. France has decided to not spend €380 million on a World Exhibition in 2004. If Pittsburgh can figure out what to do with its old steel mills, why can't Chicago? Another charming Australian community faces McMansion mania. A Tokyo developer has extravagant plans. A British architect designs affordable housing - that floats…and much more.

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Commentary: In memoriam: Give Sept. 11 some time: Memory is a long-term project.- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Eco-jargon the lingua franca at Johannesburg summit- Environmental News Network

Tribes look for casino architect- The Oregonian

Architect putting city 'on map': Rafael Vinoly will design a new £26m theatre in new cultural quarter in Leicester.- BBC News

An unfilled urban promise: Menino resurrects a plan to renovate City Hall Plaza- Boston Globe

French cancellation leaves Swiss in the lurch: Bernard Tschumi’s vision for the world exhibition has been consigned to the dustbin...also work by Bétrix & Consolascio [image]- SwissInfo

There's a lot a guy can learn from Pittsburgh By Blair Kamin - James O'Toole/L.D. Astorino Architects- Chicago Tribune

Wilkinson Eyre seeks permission for City and Islington College revamp [image]- The Architects' Journal (UK)

Low spirits in the Highlands: The Southern Highlands' understated charm makes them vulnerable to vulgar development.- Sydney Morning Herald

Mr Mori's delight: developer has come up with an answer to Tokyo's economic doldrums: build something extravagant - Kohn Pedersen Fox; Jerde Partnership; Irie Miyake Architect & Engineering [image]- The Economist

Idea floated to beat house shortage: A London architect claims to have the answer to spiralling house prices and chronic land shortages - a floating house. - Tim Pyne- BBC News

All the world’s a hotel: Architect Pia Schmid likens a hotel to a theatre. [images]- SwissInfo

Profile: Jan Letzel, Czech architect who built Hiroshima's "A-Bomb Dome" [images]- Radio Prague

Luxurious Hospitality: St. Regis Shanghai Hotel by Sydness Architects, P.C. and HBA/Hirsch Bedner Associates- ArchNewsNow


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