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Today’s News - Thursday, February 28, 2013

•   We lose Liddell, "arguably one of the most influential green architects of his generation" (and "just days before receiving his OBE").

•   Team Henning Larsen beats out Team BIG for Europe's largest research project (with link to images of all the big-name shortlisted entries).

•   Lots of takes on the future of cities: what will they look like? "The answer may lie with big data and the so-called internet of things."

•   Mitchell mulls over how cities get smarter: "the critical issue is how to move beyond visions and prototypes, to scaling and adoption - we need to rethink our definitions."

•   Green offers two great reports from the Innovative Metropolis conference that look at the "rise of the endless city" and three "cities that get mobility right" (both with great links).

•   Wade looks at "how a balance of classroom learning and field research can help students better understand the sociology, planning, and development of cities."

•   Orlando leans on urban-planning and architecture students to provide insights to craft a vision for a planned "Creative Village."

•   Dunlap delves into new reports for MAS and REBNY that present opposing visions for developing East Midtown Manhattan (great pix and links to reports).

•   Brussat uses the Bournemouth Imax as an example of "how to deal with modern architecture: Next to not building modern architecture, tearing it down is the surest way to improve mankind's built environment."

•   More on the Sydney Exhibition Centre architects slamming its redevelopment as an '"act of vandalism. The replacement scheme is a waste of public money. The whole exercise makes no commercial sense."

•   Robin Hood Gardens developer issues an official EOI to replace the housing estate; never mind that "more than 20 architects responded to the call in November" - it was just to "test the water" - this one is the real thing.

•   Calys sees San Francisco's new cruise ship terminal as "a silver lining - a handsome building arising from a less-than-ideal America's Cup plan."

•   McGuigan on Ban's cardboard cathedral in Christchurch: "there have been challenges along the way."

•   The second new building to rise from quake-wracked city is by a young British firm.

•   University of Utah architecture students are none too happy about the architecture chair's (forced?) resignation - they want some answers.

•   Kansas City Design Week kicks off today.

•   Call for entries: CANactions 2013 International Architectural Festival: Clear city ideas for Kyiv conference for young architects and architectural students in April (in Kiev).


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