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Today's News - Tuesday, June 24, 2008

-- Carson ponders whether sprawl or urbanization is to blame for growing lack of socialization.
-- It's going to take federal policies to shrink the carbon footprint of Metropolitan America.
-- Plans for U.K. eco-towns don't please environmentalists or motorists.
-- Why a Boston firm sends its staff dumpster-diving.
-- Viñoly explains his vision for Battersea Power Station.
-- Glancey not totally convinced (though it's "not altogether hot air").
-- He does find Perrault's tea pavilion totally delightful (too bad about the about the cheap aluminum chairs).
-- Smith and Gill take on a 500-acre project in Dubai (with views of the Burj, of course).
-- Heathcote has high hopes for a depressed region's "coal-to-celluloid makeover" with a planned film studio "of delightful clarity and transparency."
-- U.K.'s ugliest building (no, not Robin Hood Gardens) might be listed (not all are pleased).
-- Rawsthorn wonders if Fuller can be rehabilitated as a 21st century design hero.
-- The lowdown on architects in NEA report, "Artists in the Workforce."
-- King on two new San Francisco parks: "a reminder that neighborhoods aren't defined by architectural landmarks so much as by the spaces that people share."
-- How Central Park has turned into a "type-A battleground."
-- Vancouver architects are wowing them in London.
-- Shuttleworth's Aspire meant to inspire.
-- Good reasons to head to Montreal and Melbourne in July: SCUP looks at "Global Perspectives, Local Strategies," and State of Design Festival.
-- Winners all: Prix Rotthier for Best Urban Neighborhood Built in EU in the Last 25 Years; and 38th Los Angeles Architectural Awards.

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