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Today's News - Friday, June 6, 2008

-- Jaime Lerner offers lessons for us all.
-- St. Petersburg, Russia, takes some serious steps to "win back some of its lost glory."
-- Aussie planners hit back at charges that they're weakening U.K. planning system.
-- Another forceful call for NYC buildings commissioner to be an architect or engineer.
-- A call to find a middle ground for Boston's beleaguered City Hall.
-- Why is a market in collectible modernist architecture important?
-- Tahitian slum with great views to be replaced with new housing, an arena, bus stops, etc.
-- The first double- LEED Platinum project lands in Lansing.
-- Calls for entries: Rome Prize fellowships; and Muji Award #3.
-- Weekend diversions: Denmark's Utzon Centre opens with Sydney Opera House show (what else?).
-- "After the Flood" sails into in L.A.
-- Woodman's take on "Psycho Buildings": happily wayward at the Hayward.
-- Davidson finds a derelict ferry terminal in NYC that makes music "a marriage of the industrial and the sublime."
-- Heathcote gets "a shiver of delight" at London's Design Museum, where "Modernism is not as dead as had been feared."
-- He also ponders a tome that reflects "on a real change in our attitude to the legacy of the modern age."
-- Brussat likes the "tart prose" that adds "verve" to a history of public housing in Providence.
-- "Cinemetrics" is a "significant first step in truly understanding the implications of new media and the way that we represent space."
-- Two we couldn't resist: Gugg jewels. -- Beware the insidious force that is the Society for the Frustration of Architects.

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