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Today's News - November 27, 2002

Portland as poster child for new urbanism. -- The future of America can be seen in Las Vegas. -- Jerusalem's attempt at a Bilbao effect called "unfathomable investment in an institution whose content is vague and whose facade looks like a pile of stones." -- An "aerotropolis" for Detroit? -- An old English quarry to be transformed. -- RFP for book chapters with a focus on smart growth. -- A nay vote may scuttle Segway scooters in San Francisco. -- Homes designed by students "not interested in mediocrity." -- Melbourne's new gallery "a new shared public space." -- Finding Le Corbusier's roots…and more.

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City Life: Why Portland Works and How Dallas Could: Portland,k the poster child of new urbanism, had a plan - and stuck to it.- D Magazine

America heads down Paradise Blvd.: If you want to know what the great U.S. cities will look like in 30 years, take in the Las Vegas Strip.- CBS MarketWatch

Jerusalem looks to Spain for a `miracle': $200 million Center of Human Dignity-Museum of Tolerance...So much space for so little content. - Frank Gehry [image]- Ha`aretz (Israel)

Trying to Raise a City in the Shadow of Detroit's Airport: Pinnacle Aeropark...an aerotropolis could be like Amsterdam and Hong Kong and Dallas [image]- New York Times

Café culture in quarry villages: a unique opportunity to mix the best of English architecture - Eric Kuhne- News Shopper (UK)

Request for Proposals: University Efforts to Encourage Smart Growth. Deadline - January 15, 2003- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

S.F. supervisors vote to ban Segway scooters from sidewalks: Mayor expected to veto ordinance- San Francisco Chronicle

Building a house, building a home: Studio 804 students make designs into reality [slide show]- University Daily Kansan

Art's new angle: National Gallery of Victoria extension at Federation Square - Lab Architecture Studio; Bates Smart [image]- The Age (Australia)

Reconstructing Le Corbusier’s Swiss legacy [images]- Swissinfo

Exhibition/Award: Borneo Sporenburg Residential Waterfront, Amsterdam, by West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture [images]- ArchNewsNow

Symphonic Shimmer: Dortmund Concert Hall by Architekten Schröder Schulte-Ladbeck Strothmann [images]- ArchNewsNow


- Diller + Scofidio: ICA Boston
- Kisho Kurokawa & Associates: Technopolis Eco-Tec City, Singapore
- Polshek Partnership: Newseum, Washington, D.C


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