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Today’s News - Wednesday, April 28, 2010

•   Lerner looks deep into the urban planning movement to "change development patterns to address the cause-and-effect relationships of built environment and public health."

•   A Cornell study "opens up a fat opportunity for architects and designers" to design school cafeterias that will get kids to eat their veggies (by 250-300% - "that's not a typo").

•   Wilson takes an in-depth look at the Passive House movement, and offers some "recommendations for tweaking the standard to make it work better in North America and expand the market penetration."

•   Hosey wonders what it will take to get "more than 7% of us to feel 'angry or disgraced' about the sorry state of our buildings."

•   de Botton on how the "cool, classless and fun" Tate Modern has become "an advertisement for what Britain should be like...a temple to the best of our contemporary selves."

•   Hawthorne on the shortlist just announced for the Berkeley Art Museum's (post-Ito) new home.

•   Another impressive shortlist named for the Art Gallery of Saskatchewan.

•   Some impressive names named to represent the U.S. at the 2010 Venice Architecture Biennale.

•   London's King's Cross square competition winner plans "a new public square to rival Trafalgar Square."

•   Russell tools around Maki's MIT Media Lab: "In the face of the sheer quantity of stuff, he shapes an environment that is oddly, quietly beautiful."

•   A much-needed makeover for Long Beach Airport will respect its Streamline Moderne history - and be green to boot (great fly-through video).

•   An inspiring tale of Five Fellows bringing a dead house back to life in Detroit.

•   Betsky's (sort of) tribute to Warnecke: "I hope that life and [his] intentions, not his buildings, will be what we remember."

•   AIA Architecture Billings Index indicates "predictions that the industry would be emerging from its recession by the middle of the year may be spot on" (fingers crossed!).

•   New Zealand Architecture Award Winners 2010 honor everything from landmarks to a minimalist cave.

•   Call for entries: 7th International Emirates Glass LEAF Awards; and registration deadline reminder: 2010 ASLA Student Awards.

•   Editor's note: We're saddened by the news that Building Design & Construction (BD+C) has closed; even its website - and treasure-trove of an archive - will fold on Friday (another one bites the dust - sigh).


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