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Today’s News - Wednesday, October 2, 2013

•   AIA posts "Shutdown 101: FAQ" to assist its members during the government shutdown + Quirk reports on AIA's new buzzword: "resilience" and its part in the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge.

•   Gendall goes coast-to-coast to see how designers "are breaking through the old distinction between grey and green infrastructure," but "many of the real possibilities for fundamental change have been hampered by the lure of a buzzword."

•   A great in-depth look at how Houston, the "most sprawling, least dense, most automobile-dependent city in America is trying to adapt to people's preference for urban living" - and the growing pains it's going through.

•   Wainwright reports from Beijing Design Week and the designers using "urban acupuncture" to revive one of Beijing's oldest neighborhoods, finding lots of good intentions - and some misfires (with pix to prove his points).

•   Litt x 2: he has high hopes for plans to turn a "battered, bleak, rundown" commercial strip into Cleveland's "next hot neighborhood" + the proposed Opportunity Corridor would connect the city's "Forgotten Triangle" to University Circle, "the fastest-growing job center in the region."

•   Chaban reports on NYC's next extremely tall tower that could rise in midtown (taller than 1 WTC - if you don't count its 400-foot spire).

•   Q&A with Gehry re: Disney Concert Hall's 10th anniversary: "I don't look at all the sturm und drang that went on."

•   The "dean of health-care design" has big plans to revolutionize the way hospitals are designed and built with a Silicon Valley design start-up.

•   The new chair of the landscape architecture department at the University of Virginia School of Architecture explains how she designs using two minds.

•   Booth reports on a harrowing report that Qatar 2022 World Cup construction "will leave 4,000 migrant workers dead unless action is taken" (will starchitect(s) take a stand, we wonder).

•   Two firms team up to improve educational system outcomes.

•   Levinson explores "the power and appeal of the book, of the print artifact, even as we move ever more fully into the digital era."

•   Two we couldn't resist: a 3D video of how Gaudi's finished Sagrada Familia will look in 2026 + "Ship Of Tolerance" docks in Brooklyn's Dumbo, with sails of poignant messages drawn by children from around the globe.

•   Call for entries: "Rome Motorino Check Point" competition for architecture students and young graduates.


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Architecture and Design Month NYC 2013

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