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Today's News - Tuesday, May 13, 2008

-- Florida and Bishop discuss how cities and communities are increasingly attracting people with similar everything.
-- King finds it "distressing that a citizens' initiative seeks to scuttle" a fresh vision for Napa River plan.
-- Hume is heartbroken and disturbed by "wasted opportunities" on Toronto's waterfront.
-- Baltimore architects offer a different vision for new arena that "could support the city's revitalization efforts," says Gunts.
-- London residents find an odd loophole that may defeat Foster tower.
-- The last days of a Glasgow housing project "built on hope," but leaving "nothing but broken dreams."
-- Gallagher is upbeat about plans to build condo project out of shipping containers.
-- Heathcote visits Abu Dhabi.
-- An in-depth look at how susatainable criteria will affect built forms on Harvard's Allston campus.
-- An eyeful of London's Maggie's Centre: "refreshingly contraption-free."
-- Its landscape architect on how he brought the "healing power of a scented woodland to an urban setting."
-- For the first time, landscape design has a place at the Venice Biennale.
-- Philly's City Hall never looked so good, so what to do with it now? Saffron wonders.
-- Arieff on the sad state of "cubicle culture for kids" - and some promising green projects.
-- Rockwell takes on a new generation of play spaces to be built across the U.S.
-- Speaking of play: a Canadian Council on Learning report: let the children play.
-- Not so fun: AIA's Architectural Billings Index issues glum news.
-- Call for entries: international competition to design a bicycle and bridleway bridge over the River Douglas in Preston, Lancashire.
-- School news: Preston Scott Cohen to chair Harvard Department of Architecture, and Kenneth Schwartz steps in as dean at Tulane School of Architecture.
-- We couldn't resist: Kunstler warns suburbia that it will run out of energy very soon (on The Colbert Report of all places!).

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