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Today’s News - Thursday, October 1, 2009

•   The U.S Senate "stands to create strong, architecturally intensive standards" (we'll believe it when we see it).

•   The South Australian state of Victoria becomes the first in the world to effectively inventory the amount of carbon stored in its public forests, parks and reserves.

•   A look at the latest signs of progress in making high-performance buildings NYC's "new normal."

•   Farrelly on Sydney's dust storm: it was "a reminder of what goes around comes around."

•   Is Orange County Great Park plan "a soaring vision or just hot air?"

•   Another look at plans "to revive the last moribund chunk of Lower Manhattan" into Greenwich South.

•   Dillon offers an eyeful of Mayne's "urban experiment" in Dallas.

•   Six new school projects "where circulation not only connects spaces but also takes the learning experience well beyond the classroom."

•   River Gym "pods" would ply NYC's waterways while fat burners generate electricity.

•   First look at the five finalists in Manchester's Whitworth Art Gallery competition.

•   Boscombe beach hut competition has a winner to design four huts for the disabled.

•   Graves on designing for the masses: "I was getting tired of people saying if you want good design you have to go to Japan or Italy."

•   Alsop's next incarnation: "Will Alsop at RMJM."

•   Niemeyer has second surgery in a week (we wish him a speedy recovery).

•   Call for entries: Berkeley Prize Student Essay Competition 2010.

•   Two we couldn't resist: "Museum of the Phantom City": an iPhone app is a virtual guide to sites where visionary projects were planned but never built; and a 1960s Marin County commune becomes an archaeological dig (how groovy is that).



  


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