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Today’s News - Tuesday, September 23, 2008

•   A thoughtful renovation and expansion for the Currier Museum of Art in New Hampshire.

•   Russell goes where swamp things slither in San Francisco and likes what he sees.

•   U.K. launches drive to cut construction waste.

•   Kaufmann issues white paper "Nutrition labels for the Home."

•   Biomimicry Guild partners with HOK to find organic solutions to whole building construction and urban planning.

•   British jailbirds are star conservationists.

•   Stephens takes an in-depth look at the effect of the Hispanic community on the built environment, and its effect on them.

•   Pedersen queries Campanella about "The Concrete Dragon," the ethical responsibility of Western architects, and the future of China's massive urban experiment.

•   Gorlin on his most excellent (and amusing) adventures at MIPIM.

•   Kamin finds Block 37's new building "underwhelming" - with a few "hopeful signs."

•   Andrew Todd minces no words about what he thinks of starchitects and urban design.

•   Two different views on how Santa Monica should combat traffic woes create a rift.

•   NYC's new sculptural subway grates add aesthetics to flood protection.

•   A Milwaukee gem is restored in a "daring intersection of contemporary and historic structures."

•   Former NEA head Speck builds a house with all the right angles.

•   Blum plumbs "Home Delivery": perhaps "prefab's time has finally come."

•   In Chicago, Becker's "Boom Towns!" explores the architecture of explosive growth over the past 125 years.

•   USGBC awards $2 million in research grants.

•   Call for entries: 2009 Next Generation Design Competition.

•   Tooting our own horn (very proudly): 13 named Honorary ASLA members (yours truly included!).



  


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