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Today’s News - Thursday, August 27, 2009

EDITOR'S NOTE: We're taking Friday's off for the rest of the summer - we'll be back Monday, August 31.

•   First we measure our carbon footprint, now it's time to measure our water footprint.

•   Rybczynski tours a charming new urbanist community in Queens, NY - built 100 years ago.

•   Appelbaum cheers a new breed of architect-developers.

•   Brussat wonders if the U.S. couldn't use its own Prince Charles - or at least a public that would attend public review meetings.

•   Perhaps Oahu needs a local planning czar to oversee two mega-projects.

•   Q&A with "Resilient Cities" author Peter Newman: "I am a strong believer in the power of local communities to drive their own long-term future."

•   Dictator chic: Do architects have moral obligations?

•   NASA and McDonough break ground on "the first lunar outpost on Earth."

•   Charleston lines up a dream team for new International African American Museum; now all it needs is a price tag and schedule.

•   Partnership-in-Scholarship Grants for African American Historic Places application form now available from the National Trust for Historic Preservation (deadline: Sept. 30).

•   Why aren't more young Pakistani architects getting into mosque design? "It isn't considered attractive work" (some great pix).

•   The man with a mission to preserve Cape Cod's modern houses.

•   Weekend diversions: San Francisco's month-long Architecture and the City Festival throws opening party tomorrow night.

•   "The Deeper they Bury Me, The Louder My Voice Becomes" at NYC's New Museum explores the architecture of prison spaces.

•   Two monographs = a "lotta Zaha."

•   On the anniversary of Corbu's death, a 1956 review of his chapel at Ronchamp by James Stirling (Pallister tells us it's "cracking stuff").

•   We couldn't resist: Gehry wins in court.

•   Top 10 projects that "best house our animal friends."

•   When poodles turn into peacocks (we didn't know whether to laugh or wince - but we really, really couldn't resist).


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