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Today's News - March 18, 2003

Top Ten list of enlightened suburbs (9 U.S., 1 Canada). -- There goes the neighborhood: Smart Growth as "coercive land-use planning." -- Cultural barriers to sustainability: "As long as the cultural footprint of buildings loom larger than their "green" technological advances, reductions in resource consumption will be marginalized by media hype and the finely tuned desire for spectacle." -- Ecology, economy, and sustainability in Tibet: a five-part white paper from the People's Daily (China). -- Tax plan not such a good deal for historic preservation incentives. -- Cheers and jeers for historic preservation and adaptive reuse in Jerusalem, Sydney, Bartlesville, San Francisco, and London. -- The "ying and yang" of a new embassy in Moscow. -- It's back to school for new business in slow times. -- Report from TED Conference. -- Meier returns to Frankfurt. -- Malaysian architect at home in Los Angeles. -- Two shows in Toronto "more architextural than architectural."


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10 Most Enlightened Suburbs- Utne Reader

Op-Ed: Preserving the American Dream By Cost Not Coercion: "smart growth" as "coercive land-use planning aimed at compact cities, often combined with expensive and ineffective rail transit."- Planetizen

Building Nature's Ruin? Sustainability is a Cultural Problem. By Wilfried Wang [images]- Harvard Design Magazine

White Paper: Ecological Improvement and Environmental Protection amid Economic Development in Tibet- People's Daily (China)

Unintended Consequences: The White House plan on dividends needs renovation...threatens historic preservation incentives- Wall Street Journal

Licking their chops over a Jerusalem landmark: Should the Music Academy building (formerly the Schocken villa) be preserved or demolished... By Esther Zandberg - Erich Mendelsohn; Ram Karmi [images]- Ha`aretz (Israel)

The games people play with history: Cries of "heritage" could be hiding the self-interest of the already well-off, writes Elizabeth Farrelly- Sydney Morning Herald

Cities, such as KC and Bartlesville, Okla., are using architecture as a way to revitalize and attract tourists - Frank Lloyd Wright; Bruce Goff; Wendy Evans Joseph Architecture; Zaha Hadid- Kansas City Star

Artful Asian: Museum's design a masterly blend of old and new. By John King - Gae Aulenti, HOK; LDA Architects; Robert Wong [images]- San Francisco Chronicle

Hawksmoor Revived: the London Symphony Orchestra's new second home. Hugh Pearman - Axel Burrough/Levitt Bernstein [images]- HughPeaman.com

South Korea Plants Firm Foot With Moscow Embassy: The design by Korean architecture firm Doul plays the opposing principles of ying and yang off each other [image]- Moscow Times (Russia)

Dot-Com Saviors, Tilting at the World's Ills: report from the TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) conference- New York Times

In a Slow Time, Some Builders Try School Projects- New York Times

The second homecoming of Richard Meier: Frankfurt's Museum of Applied Arts exhibition- International Herald Tribune

Building a life in L.A.: Architect Andrew Moey- The Star (Malaysia)

Deconstructing architecture, times two: two exhibitions in Toronto...more architextural than architectural.- Globe and Mail (Canada)

Fox Departs Fox & Fowle- ArchNewsNow

New Street Parking Garage - Frazier Associates [images]- ArchNewsNow

WTC Proposals: Who's Saying What Worldwide (updated 03/14/03)- ArchNewsNow


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- Zaha Hadid Architects: Groundbreaking for MAXXI: centre for contemporary art, Rome, Italy
- Exhibition: Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
- Richard Meier & Partners: Restaurant 66, New York City
- Polshek Partnership: Rose Center for Earth and Space, American Museum of Natural History, New York City

 

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