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Today's News - August 8, 2005

In Scotland, sustainable design accreditation based on achievement. -- First residential development in southeast U.S. with LEED dreams. -- Winners not announced yet, but first national Clancy awards for socially responsible housing offer lessons for public and professionals alike. -- "It's not easy being the Bob Geldof of architecture." -- An architect and Seabee offers an insider's look at rebuilding in Iraq. -- Urban professionals with big dreams to build a sustainable community from scratch. -- SimCity software brings out our "inner Jane Jacobs...edging out those usual suspects, the bleak cabal of Robert Moses-style bureaucrats...can professionals and the public learn to play well together?" -- A museum at the end of the High Line? -- New Columbus Circle "doesn't ring true." -- Trying to define D.C. with a baseball park. -- A decidedly British news day: The U.K. has a new "gang of four" taking on the old guard and "another dose of Dutch and Spanish architects coming to do the [Olympic] work." -- Alsop's "posse of like-minded professional pugilists...needs to do much more than float like a butterfly, sting like a bee." -- Britain votes for the "12 most vile" buildings: Holyrood scores Grade X listing. -- But Miralles and Tagliabue score a big thumbs-up in Barcelona. -- U.K. seaside 1930s modernist masterpieces getting a new lease of life. -- "Monumental ambition for ancient tower houses.




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