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Today’s News - Monday, November 23, 2009

•   ArcSpace brings us eyefuls of two very different mobile performance spaces by Coop Himmelb(l)au and Zaha Hadid.

•   Industrialized nations have a plan to bring to Copenhagen re: reigning in emissions, but not much hope if China and the U.S. don't come to the table.

•   Canadian, British, and Australian architectural organizations team up to bring a 15 point "call for action" on climate change to Copenhagen.

•   Energy Star program heading for an overhaul, but exactly what it will be is a bit unclear.

•   Transit use is growing, but not where you think.

•   Moore's take on "London's Great Outdoors" plan: it's "a sane document," but will it actually deliver the goods; "the answer is a resounding maybe... The city's culture is changing, if glacially, towards valuing public space."

•   Kamin has high hopes for big changes in store for Chicago's Northerly Island and a corner of Grant Park.

•   It looks like Boston's Big Dig will finally deliver on its promise to fill in some missing links.

•   Russell rues whatever the legal outcome will be re: Brooklyn's Atlantic Yards: the project "has already changed drastically for the worse."

•   The Dutch extend a helping hand to create "more tangible, humane and sustainable" architecture and public spaces in Calcutta.

•   Dunlop cheers the "new, world-worthy buildings" boosting South Florida's profile, some of it "big and even flamboyant. Others are more modest in scale and aspiration."

•   Kennicott lauds Stern's presidential library for its "cool, quiet and dignified design."

•   U.K.'s architecture minister refuses to list Madin's 1974 Birmingham Central Library for not having "sufficient historical or architectural importance."

•   Groves on a united effort to save Yamasaki's 1966 Century Plaza Hotel.

•   Archial wins big for its Small Animal Hospital pocketing the Doolan Award Best Building in Scotland.

•   Campbell visits a new cohousing project in New Hampshire and finds it "a model for the future" because of the "quiet moves you don't notice at first" resulting in a "serious, sophisticated design."

•   A yes and a no to whether the Glasgow Lighthouse will thrive in public hands.

•   A French architect transforms a McDonald's in Manhattan with a euro-themed design, art deco, and free wifi (pix to prove it).

•   Call for nominations: The Cultural Landscape Foundation seeks landscapes and landscape features threatened with destruction or irreversible damage.


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