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Today’s News - Tuesday, January 26, 2010

•   Gretes offers Tip #5: Market Research on Shoestring Budgets - 10 Tips for 2010 (follow the mantra of "THINK").

•   NOMA mobilizes to help Haiti.

•   A "blow to fans of retro architecture": U.K.'s new chief construction adviser says there may be no choice but to demolish swathes of 1960s-70s buildings to meet carbon emission standards.

•   Also in the crosshairs: London's Art Deco icon Earls Court could face the wrecking ball (after the 2012 Olympics) to make way for 8,000 flats.

•   Galway, Ireland, struggles with two sides of a coin: preserve and copy everything old and become "a Walt Disney town reflecting 'the good-old-days,'" or allow the new.

•   Behrens' "icon of industrial architecture," the 100-year-old AEG Turbine Hall won't become a ruin or a "Tate Modern Berlin any time soon" (it's still pumping energy).

•   A big splash of good news for NYC's urban waterfronts.

•   Tampa debuts its new waterfront park - two museums to follow shortly.

•   Q&A with Ken Greenberg on the future of urban planning: "in some ways the things we're going back to are so low-tech or no-tech."

•   China's landscape development and urbanization process draws more attention.

•   Mexico City in store for a "dazzling art palace" that is "at once whimsical and structurally daring."

•   University of Baltimore's planned law center cheered for "elevating the caliber of design" in the city.

•   Let there be light: an "increasing imbalance" between pursuing energy efficiency in lighting and not including the human factor in measurements will have an impact on human health.

•   A study shows Pittsburgh should install LED streetlights for a lot of good reasons; other cities are doing the same, "but without comprehensive analyses to back up their decisions."

•   Melbourne's West Gate Bridge will "put Sydney Harbour Bridge in the shade" with new LED lighting scheme (pix sorta show otherwise).

•   A dry run for WTC 9/11 Memorial waterfalls.

•   We couldn't resist: Neville Neville Land: an £8m "Teletubby" eco-bunker for a British soccer ('er football) star: a zero-carbon house next to his "12-bedroom pile."


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