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Today’s News - Monday, September 14, 2009

•   ArcSpace brings us BIG's big win in Kazakhstan, and Corbu for kids.

•   Mazria on an "obscure section in the climate bill" that already has "a truly effective answer to our energy and emissions problems."

•   Dubai's new metro has all the bells and whistles (Wi-Fi anyone?), but is it chic enough for the sheiks?

•   Move over Grimshaw and Stern: BMW gets into street furniture design with everything from bus shelters to bollards.

•   Kamin and Ouroussoff offer fall previews: for Chicago architects, "some of last giants of the pre-recession building boom" are coming on line; and NYC construction boom "artifacts" leave one wondering "who will be living here in the grim times ahead."

•  UNESCO's World Heritage Sites is a noble cause, but "few sites in the developing world comply with all UNESCO's rules."

•   New Delhi lays down guidelines to preserve its Lutyens-designed heritage.

•   The Department of Homeland Security's massive new HQ to inhabit a historic hospital campus.

•   Kennicott bemoans the fact that it will probably be "closed to the public forever" (and could have been something else/better).

•   Prince Charles's foundation now faces an official inquiry about whether it intervened in planning disputes.

•   Stella's eligibility for Humboldt Forum project in Berlin called into question.

•   Heneghan Peng beats out some very big names to design University of Greenwich architecture school.

•   It's only taken 11 years, but Ferry Point Park in the Bronx finally moves ahead (proving sometimes the public sector can get things right).

•   Plans to build Britain's tallest bridge move a step closer.

•   A planned bridge over the Mosel river "could ruin Germany's cherished Mosel wine region."

•   They could always turn the sour grapes into fuel for a new sustainable racing car that "runs on chocolate and wine waste."

•   WWF Canada's new website The Living Planet City is a good start - but is it good enough?


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