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Today’s News - Monday, July 13, 2009

•   ArcSpace offers eyefuls of Tschumi's Acropolis Museum, and OMA/Urbanus plans for Shenzhen Creative Center in China.

•   Seattle gets serious about what new urbanism should be.

•   Bogotá's TransMilenio BRT (bus rapid transit) is the model for developing countries around the world (less traffic, pollution - and a lot less costly than subways).

•   Glancey on the need for safety audits in council estates, and how sad it is that "when they are demolished, replacement homes are often as mean-spirited as money will buy."

•   High hopes for NYC's HARP program to convert vacant and stalled high-end projects for middle-income families.

•   Bayley gives two thumbs-ups to Alsop's "delicious canalside apartment block" in Manchester: "I'd like to see more Chips everywhere."

•   Ouroussoff spends some quality time with Ito, and finds him to be "one of our great urban poets" who has "created a body of work almost unmatched in its diverse originality."

•   Rosenbaum offers a "(non)update on Barnes Foundation's new Philadelphia digs.

•   The Maya Lin-designed Museum of Chinese in America in NYC chooses to open its new home "quietly and gradually."

•   UNESCO vows to make Babylon a World Heritage site: its use "as a military base was a grave encroachment on this internationally known archaeological site."

•   Prince Charles charges censorship and resigns from the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.

•   "Concrete Thinking for a Sustainable World" 4th International Student Design Competition winners announced.

•   Call for entries: Brick-stainable: Re-Thinking Brick.

•   Two we couldn't resist: China plans to build its own Neverland as Michael Jackson tribute

•   not everyone is convinced it's a good idea.

•   In "Tetragram for Enlargement, " a castle gets "wild and wobbly" (a must-see video!).


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