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Today's News - Tuesday, June 17, 2008

-- U.S./U.K. report: British urban policy innovations hold lessons America and its "lack of bold, strategic thinking."
-- In his own words: Terry Farrell hales the talent involved, but Edinburgh's design champion fears the city's waterfront is being "master planned to death."
-- Pearman sees a hint of reference to "social housing of yesteryear" in Cullinan's Bristol Harbourside (and it's not a bad thing).
-- An architect and a developer call for less red tape and loopholes and more innovation to create better housing for Seattle.
-- Hume hales plans to make Toronto's Bloor Street more pedestrian friendly.
-- NYC to experiment with turning a swath of Manhattan into a car-free zone for 3 Saturdays (not all are thrilled).
-- The fate of Rudolph's Riverview High will be decided today.
-- Kamin on hopes - and fears - for two Sullivan buildings after Cedar Rapids flood.
-- The fate of not just Robin Hood Gardens could tell "future generations something about the way we have lived, or worked, or dreamed of living."
-- Holburne Museum addition alternative called "irrelevant," but presses ahead.
-- Foster's Park Ave. plans scaled wayyyy back (pix tell what we think is the sad story; since when are 5 stories considered a "tower," we wonder).
-- On a brighter note, San Antonio's McNay Museum addition is "an art form in itself."
-- A brownfield in Leeds to get "The Works."
-- New AIA report examines the effectiveness and challenges of green building incentive options.
-- BBC lights up London's night sky with a memorial to journalists.
-- Next week is Bucky's week in NYC.
-- How BIM is improving communications between architects and engineers.
-- 2008 ULI/FT Sustainable Cities Awards winners announced.

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