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Today's News - August 9, 2005

A preservation architect shares her insights about integrating modern technology without destroying the historic fabric of a National Historic Landmark. -- Comparing Australian cities to LA: it's "time to shed light into the dark and fetid corner of the type of planning zealotry that predicts disaster, of Los-Angelean proportions..." -- Sydney's Metropolitan Strategy suffering a brain-drain. -- Perth perched to be hot spot for the creative class. -- An urban redevelopment experiment in Vancouver: mix the haves with the have-nots (not all are convinced). -- Gehry's pro-bono record (not his "fantastical buildings"?) convinced developer he's the right planner for LA's Champs-Elysees dreams for Grand Avenue. -- The secret to building a house for 60,000. -- Architecture students build a house of phone books (cost: $3,000). -- A traditional neighborhood development in Pennsylvania: sprawl or smart growth? -- Skywalks and retail tunnels not an urban solution once thought to be bright ideas. -- Miami's new architecture reshaping remake of "Miami Vice." -- Fixing up the Bauhaus: almost ready for its close-up. -- King Tut's tour a boon for a much-needed new Egyptian Museum. -- Architecture students build a house of phone books. -- Landscape architect lauded for community service.




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