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Today's News - Friday, May 30, 2008

-- World Science Festival takes on climate and the cities of tomorrow.
-- An "unholy row" erupts over Corbu's Ronchamp revamp (both sides have petitions swirling). -- A battle over land use at Valley Forge.
-- 2012 Olympic stadium wrapped in hemp might make it green, but is it good? (Woodman isn't convinced.)
-- Heathcote heaps praise on some of RIBA's best buildings picks.
-- AIA Architectural Billings Index sees hard times ahead.
-- Nouvel's "Green Blade" gets green light.
-- Meier on designing in the White City and the state of tower design worldwide. -- Tanner takes RAIA reins today.
-- Sale of Neutra's Kaufman House falls through (amazing slide show!).
-- The beauty of bridges +.
-- Lots of weekend diversions: Lewis says Saarinen show at National Building Museum "illuminates an issue still facing architects 47 years after his death."
-- "Psycho Buildings" at the Hayworth has everybody humming (we couldn't pick just one): Glancey "gets freaked out" (great video). -- Searle goes rowing. -- Heathcote finds it ambitious, varied and striking. -- McIntyre: "Long may Atelier Bow-Wow and all the rest continue to wag their tails."
-- "Exciting indeed" are the winning designs of the Millennium School Competition on view at Harvard.
-- Massie's "American House '08'' at Cranbrook is "a work of art and future home all in one."
-- An amusing behind-the-scenes look at construction for MoMA's upcoming prefab housing show.
-- Last chance to watch designers constructing in glass at Cooper-Hewitt.
-- On the shelves: 2009 guide to top schools for urban planners. -- "Aldo van Eyck," "The Endless City," "Mapping London," and "A Guidebook to Contemporary Architecture in Montreal" all worth a gander. -- Inside the "Architecture of Authority."

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