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Today's News - February 23, 2006

Norway issues an international call for entries for tsunami memorial. -- A U.K. firm called upon to reshape Najaf, Iraq (though who knows after yesterday's sad news from that city). -- A $1 billion mini-city for Melbourne. -- A county in Ireland contends with tall buildings, density, and affordable housing. -- NYC's Governors Island in search of an inspired plan, but could it end up a white elephant? -- "The Koolhaas Kids Come of Age": a revealing (one might almost say snippy) Q&A with Joshua Prince-Ramus. -- Tenacity and optimism keeps Architecture for Humanity's Sinclair going (and going and going). -- In Toronto, one of the city's "finest examples of contemporary architecture" is a "reminder of the sheer power of design to make the world a better place." -- This summer, two "refugee camps" in NYC parks to "help New Yorkers understand what it is like to live in one." -- "Soft" and "fuzzy" are two of the new design buzz words floating around the International Design Indaba conference in South Africa. -- Legorreta's South Texas museum expansion gets "a few minor changes." -- A California school going for LEED Platinum: "Everybody not doing this in five or 10 years will be a dinosaur." -- Thomas Jefferson the founding father of sprawl? -- Wineries - and their architects - create "a publishing phenomenon."




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