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Today’s News - Tuesday, May 26, 2009

•   ArcSpace brings us eyefuls of Asymptote in Abu Dhabi, and FLW at the Guggenheim.

•   The Climate Positive Development Program for 14 cities to set a "compelling environmental and economic example" for other cities to follow.

•   King doesn't seem to hold much hope that San Francisco's Downtown Plan will mark its 25th anniversary "by crafting fresh guidelines for the commercial core...count on the process to grow more strident and cynical."

•   Hume's ironically humorous take on why "some Torontonians will have to endure the pain of a new narrower Jarvis St." to make more room for cyclists and pedestrians - "who are they, after all, but people without cars?" (Both cities are among the 14 cited above.)

•   And he looks at why not everyone will be pleased to see the shift from cars to transit at a new-style urban community by Calthorpe.

•   Ouroussoff gives (mostly) thumbs-up to turning Times Square's Broadway into a pedestrian mall.

•   A "source close to the developers" says Chelsea Barracks plan is "dead in the water" (does this mean Prince Charles wins?).

•   In Oregon, is the "beautiful Willamette bridge design" by Rosales dead in the water

•   or a "coming battle"?

•   In L.A., supportive housing attracts creative architects despite tight funding.

•   In the U.K., a notable roundtable discusses if supportive housing is a neglected sector.

•   An impressive shortlist for Glasgow School of Art (and nary a starchitect among them).

•   Scary stuff: urvey says: "one in six architects in Europe is now unemployed."

•   Marvelous Modernists: Boston's Bauhaus gems and preserving modernism in Muncie.

•   NZIA medals to a school for special-needs children and its chapel.

•   Hume and Hawthorne offer tributes to Erickson; Pedersen discovers a 1972 speech that "could be given today, almost word for word."

•   Call for entries: Building Re-Skinning International Competition.



  


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