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Today’s News - Wednesday, March 16, 2011

•   In the wake of Japan's devastation: disaster relief, task force, and reports from Japanese-based firms.

•   Firms looking to expand to the Middle East and Africa are finding that "a lack of infrastructure and governmental support pose problems."

•   Dvir x 2: a call for the Israel Electric Corporation to pay some attention to its "gem of a Brutalist center in Tel Aviv" + Jerusalem's towering ambitions "may change the city's skyline, but could create islands that struggle to fit within the urban fabric."

•   Glaeser, Glancey, and Vidal discuss global urbanization.

•   Q&A with Goldberger re: the mainstreaming of design, how technology is simultaneously helping and hurting architecture, and trends he wishes would go away (full disclosure: he also gives a shout-out to ANN!).

•   Q&A with Hawken re: why it was time to update "The Ecology of Commerce," the emergence of China, and the problem with solar panels.

•   Q&A with SWA's Aquino re: the difference between landscape-urbanism and landscape-infrastructure.

•   The Morrison's bail out RMJM with £8m of their own money (sort of).

•   Tischler picks The 10 Most Innovative Companies in Architecture.

•   The Top Five best new projects in New Orleans (a cheat-sheet for those attending AIA convention in May).

•   A South African firm designs a Temple Of Light "infused with love and healing.

•   Glancey basks in the glow of the Brit Insurance Design Awards winner, but wonders: "is the design just a bit tricksy?"

•   Rockwell's (very cool) 18-wheeler will deliver Jamie Oliver's gospel of healthy eating throughout the U.S.

•   A good reason to head to Copenhagen in a couple of weeks: SmartGeometry 2011 Conference (an impressive line-up of speakers).

•   Call for entries: 2011 Record Interiors Awards + ACADIA 2011 Design + Fabrication Competition.


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