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Today’s News - Tuesday, April 4, 2017

•   Such a sad way to start the day: we've lost Howard Elkus, who "uniquely brought joy to every endeavor, and made everyone he met feel special" (we couldn't agree more!).

•   Bernstein talks to a number of architects re: Trump's border wall, which is dividing the profession: "Where some architects see opportunity, others feel outrage."

•   McGuigan parses Detroit's "remix": while "Motown thrums with new architecture and construction" and the "the mood is upbeat - will the investment trickle down to the city's forgotten neighborhoods?"

•   A look at NYC's "Renaissance" in public architecture that proves "good design can help overcome public aversion to some of the least beloved urban infrastructure - and the world is taking note" (starchitects included).

•   D.C.'s Georgetown has high hopes for its under-appreciated C&O Canal park by bringing in a High Line star.

•   Schwab talks to 5 Chief Resilience Officers from around the world re: how each is "preparing for the next 50 years": "one of the greatest challenges is to explain why resilience is important - which depends on who's asking."

•   Is Cairo's "burgeoning bureaucracy" ready to tackle smart building systems to improve the city's sustainability?

•   Hosey x 2: he offers "five steps architects can take on the road to redemption - to atone for the built environment's impact" on climate change.

•   He parses a new report from AIA's COTE re: "the best practices of leading design firms: What's their secret?"

•   Yesterday's Google Doodle honored Fazlur Rahman Khan, whose "radical rethinking of how skyscrapers were structured proved a game-changer - the sky was quite literally the limit."

•   Sharon Sutton talks about the "dual fronts of gender and ethnicity," and her book "When Ivory Towers Were Black."

•   Kolson Hurley makes the case for why Weese's masterful Washington, D.C., stations should not be painted white.

•   RIBA North is set to open on Liverpool's waterfront in June (yay!).

•   Philly's 1908 Metropolitan Opera House renovation plan clears the latest hurdle - 1930s-era LED signs included.

•   Phoenix and AIA Arizona plan to launch a $100,000 sustainable home competition in May (we'll keep an eye out for the call for entries!).

•   Eyefuls of the 2017 Architectural Review MIPIM Future Project Awards winners.

•   One we couldn't resist: Bjarke's Instagram burns up the Interweb - followed by BIG's CEO Sheela Maini Søgaard defense of "the firm's gender balance and equal opportunity culture."

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