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Today’s News - Tuesday, October 1, 2013

•   South Auckland, "often seen as the city's badlands," is "reinventing itself" and showing some "cheering signs that times are changing."

•   Hawthorne is a bit heartened that the ongoing "turmoil" swirling around grand Grand Avenue plans could "help the design" and perhaps bring Gehry back to a lead role.

•   Pearman accesses the Serpentine Sackler: the extension "is visually problematic externally: clumsy, uneasy, a troubling clash of materials and textures. Inside, it's another story" (and Zaha, "once an outsider here, is now officially part of the establishment").

•   Gallagher cheers the construction start of Link Detroit - 10 miles of greenways on the city's east side that will "create more opportunities for bicycle commuting" (and strollers and joggers and...).

•   The University of Essex puts the kibosh on Libeskind's Institute for Democracy and Conflict Resolution; meanwhile, he still insists "his controversial Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Centre on the site of the former Maze prison in Belfast will still be built."

•   The design team behind the Crystal Cathedral's revamp is "eager to begin."

•   Wainwright queries some of the "living listed" architects behind some of the buildings highlighted in "Brutal and Beautiful" re: whether they feel vindicated.

•   Finalists for 2013 FT/Citi Ingenuity Awards: Urban Ideas in Action program offer "groundbreaking solutions to urban challenges that benefit cities, citizens, and urban communities."

•   ASLA announces lots of winners of the 2013 Professional Awards and Student Awards (great presentation).

•   The Belarusian Union of Architects names the country's best architect.

•   A good reason to be in Vancouver later this week: the inaugural Lighting Architecture Movement Project.

•   Call for entries (and lots of 'em!): Int'l. Architectural Concept Competition for Parramatta Square Precinct development in Sydney + NEA Our Town Grants to support creative placemaking projects + 6th Int'l. Archizinc Trophy Contest + International VELUX Award 2014 for Students of Architecture: "Light of Tomorrow" + "Fairy Tales": The World's First Architecture Storytelling Competition.

•   EDITOR'S NOTE: Thanks to a few spoiled brats in Congress, Yosemite National Park celebrates its 123rd birthday today - alone. And friends visiting NYC will not get to visit the Statue of Liberty. But all is not lost - Archtober launches today!


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