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Today's News - Tuesday, January 22, 2008

It may be winter outside, but it's a very green day here: Q&A with authors of "Women in Green." -- Grand green vision for a massive aging housing complex in San Francisco will test the city's competing priorities. -- A Connecticut town wants to save its remaining farmland for food and renewable energy - not McMansions. -- Three British eco-architects' impressive designs for sustainable urban dwellings. -- A pre-fab in Massachusetts is "out to extend the conventions of 'eco-friendly'." -- A Sheffield, U.K., student-designed house made of rubbish will go on tour. -- Pullman (of "the Golden Compass" fame) champions a new brand of environmentalism that offers us all hope. -- A 4-month, 2,700-mile odyssey through 2,100 Detroit streets: hope springs eternal. -- Tempe, AZ, toys with TOD. -- From Russia with (and without) love): It's Wilkinson Eyre vs. Foster + Partners for huge St. Petersburg project (both plans have local experts concerned). -- An artistic twisting tower for Moscow. -- A British/French team to design Kiev children's hospital. -- Kabul's old city gets major renovation. -- A unique project in rural Karnataka, India, shows "how vernacular architecture can be redeemed and integrated into the modern context." -- Kennicott's riff on ugly parking garages and how they got that way. -- An eyeful of the 55th Annual P/A Award winners. -- Calls for entries: 2008 Sustainable Leadership Awards for Design and Development; 10th Arquine International Architecture Competition; and AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Projects extends deadline.

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