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Today's News - May 12, 2006

Rebuilding New Orleans: are there "too many cooks in the kitchen"? -- University of Virginia faculty and students offer some solutions. -- New Urbanism in the U.K.: a new town - modernists welcome. -- Maybe feudal landlords had it right all along. -- Gehry/Olin team presents a new, slightly smaller (but mostly unchanged) plan for Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards. -- In Massachusetts, a ban on filling landfills - construction/demolition recycling is the way to go. -- McDonald's new look for the 21st century (look out Starbucks!). -- An Ohio town library expansion says thanks but no thanks to "progressive contemporary architecture." -- A Sacramento museum expansion says thanks but no thanks to replicating 19th century style. -- Beautiful planters that really suck up storm water (let's hope we see more of these!). -- In this age of computers, "if we want to live in a world that looks as if it has been conceived and designed by humans, architects will need to pick up their pencils again and start drawing on napkins over long lunches." -- Design-Build Awards call for entries. -- Another thumbs-up for Gehry flick. -- Editor's note: don't forget this Sunday is Mother's Day!

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