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Today’s News - Thursday, July 9, 2009

•   Gretes' Market Research Strategies in Uncertain Times #2: Finding Leads.

•   Chakrabarti's offers a searing critique of stimulus spending, "shovel ready" and urban sprawl, and presents an alternative vision for the future.

•   Farrelly fears "confusion and a potentially dangerous paralysis" as skeptics amp up the climate change debate.

•   Piers Gough minces no words re: "carbuncles and coronets" (i.e. Prince Charles) - "He wants architecture to stagnate and die...we are a more confident profession and don't have to bow to such tosh."

•   One way to save Canada's imperiled architectural heritage - and help the economy: use stimulus money to restore historic buildings instead of eradicating them for new ones.

•   It looks like the latest iteration of St. Vincent's Hospital plans in Greenwich Village have won over the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.

•   Boston's Garner Museum carriage house meets its fate: it's a wrecking ball after all.

•   Dyckhoff and Glancey stroll SANAA's Serpentine and thoroughly enjoy what the see: it's "mesmerizing and fun. You can touch it. It won't bite"; and a "delightful structure...meandering happily between the trees."

•   Woodman finds the 7/7 Memorial "exceptionally well gauged."

•   Kamin offers up winner of Chicago's Burnham Memorial competition (with link to images of all entries).

•   Makovsky's Q&A with authors of "Urbanizing the Mojave Desert: Las Vegas" re: the idea of a green Las Vegas and how recent developments are redefining the desert landscape.

•   BuildingGreen launches LEEDuser to help design teams understand the 2009 rating systems (beta version free until October).

•   We cheer (unofficial) news that Casey Jones is returning to the GSA Design Excellence program - this time as its next director.


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