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Today's News - February 8, 2006

Head of U.K.'s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (Cabe) says good affordable housing is not a question of aesthetics or style; "What a lot of rot," says Glancey. -- New Urbanist plans to rebuild the Gulf Coast is not about creating a playground for the rich. -- A Florida city "has the potential to be a New Urbanist paradise, then opts for too-tall condos, ignoring Duany master plan. -- A Montreal symposium examines how cities are defining themselves as "design destinations." -- Chicago architects start a movement to present alternatives to Navy Pier plans. -- Four stellar teams shortlisted for Pittsburgh's riverfront cultural district. -- Kansas City's Nelson-Atkins Museum almost ready for its close-up. -- New memorial museum to rise in Berlin. -- Moscow slowly learning to re-use its industrial bones as "machines for art." -- Is cable car plan for Dublin's waterfront a pointless gimmick or a good idea? -- A "precious bit of paradise" in Rome is in crisis. -- Standing ovation for a chair: "the most original furniture designs in a century." -- Architecture students build machines (some even work).




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