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Today's News - Thursday, June 12, 2008

-- Is "architectural imperialism" treating developing cities as "playgrounds for the leading lights of design?"
-- Secrecy surrounds plans for Israel Navy's new port in Haifa; landscape architects withdraw: "Landscape architecture is a profession of principles…based on values, not just on the financial aspect."
-- M15 asks that detailed security measures not be posted in online planning applications.
-- If Toronto developers are looking for "idiosyncratic architecture," instead of turning to starchitects, why don't they "hire local talent and encourage them to go crazy?"
-- An in-depth look at building-street interface, and its impact on these essential public spaces in San Francisco.
-- London transport schemes go off the rails (shortlist comes up short).
-- Architects and engineers in row over bridge competition.
-- A £250m bonanza of Liverpool projects.
-- Saffron sees good sign in Philadelphia's step to protect historic interiors.
-- Jakarta to make green design mandatory.
-- In New Zealand, a call to make the connection between sustainable housing and affordable housing. -- Contribute your ideas to earth2100.
-- Merrick finds the Copenhagen Zoo's elephant house a "tough and strangely pre-eroded domain" (and "a bolt from the blue" by the Sultan of Seamlessness).
-- Maltzan to take on the College of Creative Arts Center for SFSU.
-- Deadline reminders: World Architecture Festival Awards, and Lifecycle Building Challenge 2. -- AIA COTE issues call for whitepapers relating to COTE Measures of Sustainable Design.
-- Winners all: CCA/LSE 2008-2009 James Stirling Memorial Lectures on the City competition. -- An eyeful of SEGD 2008 Design Awards. -- 2008 International Berkeley Prize.
-- Two days left to view - then bid on - Ban's Artek Pavilion.

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