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Today's News - June 16, 2006

Why city-dwelling "snobs" have suburbanites (and the 'burbs) all wrong. -- Bruegmann's "Sprawl: A Compact History" poses some provocative questions, but "strategically chosen statistics combine in arguments that ultimately are only momentarily tantalizing." -- The tear-down wars spawn a new vocabulary. -- D.C. wants to sell off its only Mies: either the city doesn't know what it has, or it just doesn't care. -- Shigeru Ban on architects' social responsibilities. -- "Power space" to the max in a new Vegas pleasure palace for Middle America (including a Vegas-style London Eye). -- A new "vision of dense urban living" in Vancouver. -- A "love-in" for Jane Jacobs: "Jane would probably have disapproved of this gathering - seriously disapproved." -- Weekend diversions: Celebrating Price Tower's 50th anniversary. -- A documentary focuses on Thomas Jefferson's life as an architect. -- More takes on Gehry flick: "childlike mischief," "curveball wit," and "whimsical portrait."




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