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Today's News - Friday, February 1, 2008

Zandberg pays tribute to the man behind Jerusalem's municipal master plan. -- Icon-bashing kind of day: Prince Charles rants against the latest rash of carbuncles leaving cities with "pockmarked" skylines (architects disagree). -- Glancey couldn't agree more: "aggressive 'icons' are the 4x4s of the architectural world." -- Boddy chimes in with a call for less talk about "icons and more of architectural competitions, public debate, and design reputations that are earned." -- London's massive Crossrail plans in need of a design champion. -- Meanwhile, "an architectural icon" rises in the Philippines. -- Explaining 10 myths of urban design. -- Dublin's newest suburb: €1.2 billion Adamstown Centre. -- Russell will surely ruffle some feathers re: visitors' center for Maya Lin's Vietnam Memorial: "intentions are honorable" but "inane." -- It looks like Gap's Fisher just might get his museum in the Presidio. -- From both sides of the Big Pond: AIA and RIBA both petition government to tackle climate change. -- With Super Bowl Sunday upon us, it was hard to choose which sports story to run re: Eisenman cheering for his home team. -- In India, a growing number of design awards is good, but not without shortcomings. -- AIA Young Architects Award winners will find out, we suppose. -- So can you: Call for entries: Financial Times and Urban Land Institute team up for Sustainable Cities Award; and AIA Committee on Design 2008 International Ideas Competition. -- Atlanta's "City of the Future" competition winner dealt with drought and sprawl. -- Weekend diversions: Merkel says Saarinen show at Cranbrook depicts "an architect way ahead of his time." -- PLANetizen's pick of top 10 planning books. -- Heathcote finds new book on the building of Wren's St. Paul's "narrated by a quantity surveyor."

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