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Today's News - August 24, 2005

Solutions for cities: more walking in Washington, DC, and bicycles as public transit in Lyon, France. -- Sane design review, not zoning, the solution to stem McMansion mania. -- A "tyranny of safety" stems design creativity in Toronto. -- Corpus Christi gets serious about its waterfront. -- An impressive shortlist vies for Harvard science buildings. -- Design for Kansas City's new arena needs better links to its surroundings. -- The design of a platypusary in Australia is as "free as a roaming platypus" (we wish there were pictures!). -- Washington, DC, has a new and "polite yet engaging jewel" adorning an important corner. -- A Philadelphia condo tower gets shorter and "nicer." -- A call for Philadelphia to let its own bright stars design the new Barnes. -- The historic Palm Springs Racquet Club to become a haven for yuppies and baby boomers -- a better fate than Bunshaft's Travertine House (now only a vacant lot with a great view). -- A new book calls for universities to participate in creating sustainable urban neighborhoods.




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