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Today’s News - Wednesday, November 12, 2008

•   Survey shows strong compensation gains (of course, taken before current downturn "adversely affecting some architecture firms").

•   How much of your design do you really own?

•   A new design frontier to make buildings power plants in their own right - but don't count out old-fashioned tried and true energy saving techniques.

•   Architects and neuroscientists team to improve healing environments.

•   More than two takes on recent "Re-imagining Cities" conference.

•   King says don't blame urban designers for San Francisco not having its own version of Chicago's Grant Park.

•   It's Utzon fils vs. grand fils re: Sydney Opera House refurbishment.

•   A call for Uganda to shape up its architectural education to keep "quack architects" from damaging (literally and figuratively) the profession.

•   Bikes, bikes everywhere: Bicycle-sharing programs taking off across Europe.

•   NYC proposes serious bike-friendly rules that "would not burden developers" (unless you ask a developer).

•   An eyeful of winning proposals to make Red Hook, Brooklyn, a "premier cycling spot" in NYC.

•   Need further proof there's a housing crunch? MoMA's "Home Delivery" fab prefabs don't sell like they thought they would.

•   Rebuilding the lost architecture of the Shakers - virtually.

•   How could we resist: extreme makeovers for nuclear power plants from "industrial pariahs to an environmental saviors."

•   Rawsthorn waxes poetic about Thonet's chair No. 14 (we all own or often sit on one).


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