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Today’s News - Wednesday, May 19, 2010

•   A ray of hope: April saw the demand for U.S. architects rise to the highest level since January 2008 (fingers crossed the trend continues!).

•   A call for revamping of complex tax codes to encourage walkable, mixed-use development and mass transit instead of current situation that favors sprawl and traffic congestion (what a concept!).

•   The Russians are coming to Caracas to help create a plan for the development of the city up to 2020 (slum clearing included).

•   Ban builds in Haiti: "I usually find a community that has slipped through the cracks and is without government support."

•   India lays out some ambitious projects for Chandigarh, Haryana, and Punjab to boost tourism (a little night music, perhaps?).

•   Hawthorne visits Gehry's Ruvo Center in Las Vegas and likes what he sees: it is "riotously sculptural" with "a deep, affecting humanism at the building's core."

•   Rochon on the reinvention of Toronto's former hockey cathedral - a prime example of vertical design (take heed, oh ye planners of sprawling arenas on the waterfront).

•   Russia sets its eye on the 2018 World Cup with massive investment in football infrastructure (an amazing slide show of proposed stadiums - unfortunately, no architects credited).

•   Poletti ponders the sad state of Neutra's VDL Studio in L.A.: "as the recession - and the California rain - starts to ebb, supporters hope more funding will follow."

•   Dallas church breaks fundraising records, but misses its mark; fortunately, it will need to make "only a few tweaks" to planned design.

•   An eyeful of what the Triennale di Milano's NYC digs will look like on W. 53rd Street (we can't wait!).

•   University of Cincinnati students tackle hospital signs that don't work with solutions that are easy to follow no matter your language or reading level.

•   Anderton's roundtable tackles oil, plastic, and stuff, and the rebirth of the LAX Theme Building.

•   A good reason to be in London next Tuesday: the Royal Geographical Society takes on "Natural disasters: how can we improve?"

•   Tokyo kicks off "open! architecture" on Friday in anticipation of hosting UIA2011.

•   An eyeful of AIA San Francisco 2010 Design Award winners.

•   Call for entries: New Orleans's DesCours 2010 is looking for experimental, cutting-edge architecture and art installations; Holland Prize will recognize the best drawing of a historic building, site, or structure; and students wanted for mantownhuman's "Critical Subjects" Architecture & Design Winter School in London (full disclosure: yours truly is on advisory panel).


Faith & Form/IFRAA International Awards Program for Religious Art & Architecture

Institute For Urban Design - Rebuilding a Sustainable Haiti: Symposium

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