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April 28, 2012, 7am PDT
Alissa Walker celebrates a historic day for rail transit in Los Angeles, as the $940 million, 8.6-mile first segment of the Expo Line opens to the public, leading the city "into a new transit era."
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April 27, 2012, 11am PDT
Sam Lubell reports on the speculative visions unveiled this week by six teams of international design talent competing to develop a Master Plan for LA's historic Union Station and its surrounding properties.
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April 26, 2012, 1pm PDT
On the tenth anniversary of the founding of PennPraxis, Tom Stoelker looks at the consultancy's contribution to advancing community-based planning, and several crucial projects, in Philadelphia.
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April 25, 2012, 7am PDT
James Brasuell celebrates the perseverance of one of LA's "most important urban projects," the remaking of Figueroa Boulevard, one of the city's major spines, linking downtown to the campus of the University of Southern California.
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April 24, 2012, 9am PDT
James Brasuell reports on the results of a competition sponsored by healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente aiming to transform healthcare design in California by breaking from traditionally sterile and isolating hospital environments.
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April 19, 2012, 1pm PDT
A year after its release, Tom Stoelker tracks the progress of New York's comprehensive plan for its waterfront, Vision 2020, the recent recipient of the APA's Daniel Burnham Award.
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April 18, 2012, 6am PDT
William Millard, Tom Stoelker, and Caitlin Blanchfield discuss three long-awaited, major developments that are finally taking shape on Manhattan's Far West Side: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, the third section of the High Line, and Hudson Yards.
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April 11, 2012, 9am PDT
In a feature for <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em>, Marissa Gluck profiles the "retro-chic makeovers" transforming downtown Los Angeles.
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April 9, 2012, 12pm PDT
Tyler Silvestro reports on the release of new designs for the SEPTA Spur by Studio Bryan Hanes and Urban Engineers, a significant step in realizing Philadelphia's Reading Viaduct revamp.
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April 3, 2012, 12pm PDT
Molly Heintz reports on the recent developments (or lack thereof) in the long and controversial saga centered around the future of the historic Domino Sugar refinery along Brooklyn's East River waterfront.
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March 31, 2012, 1pm PDT
Tom Stoelker reports on the progress of New York City's Zone Green initiative, a comprehensive effort to make it easier to construct green buildings and retrofit existing ones, that passed the City Planning Commission unanimously this past week.
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March 31, 2012, 7am PDT
Kate DeFronzo reports that an ambitious 44-acre freeway cap park envisioned for Hollywood took an important step towards reality last week, with the blessing of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
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March 30, 2012, 1pm PDT
Sam Lubell interrogates the gulf between architectural education and architectural practice and the distressing state of affairs in which "architects coming out of school are not well enough prepared to practice architecture."
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March 28, 2012, 7am PDT
Tom Stoelker reports on a program that's teaching inner-city youngsters valuable skills – by training them to build its own headquarters.
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March 26, 2012, 12pm PDT
With only four months to go until the opening ceremony, Gwen Webber checks in on the progress of London's Olympic preparations, and the wider redevelopment effort that the games have sparked.
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March 21, 2012, 8am PDT
Looking back on the remarkable transformation of urban life in New York during Mayor Bloomberg's administration, William Menking wonders what the next mayor will do to support design and planning in the city.
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March 20, 2012, 10am PDT
Amanda Hurley examines the furor that has developed in the four months since a design by Frank Gehry for a memorial to President Dwight Eisenhower, destined for a four-acre site just off the National Mall in Washington D.C., was made public.
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March 15, 2012, 10am PDT
For the first time in more than 25 years, Chicago is updating the city's Cultural Plan by taking stock of its existing cultural assets and identifying opportunities for “cultural hubs,” reports Christopher Bentley.
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March 14, 2012, 2pm PDT
Tom Stoelker reports on the impending vote on whether to demolish a Brutalist "masterwork," Paul Rudolph’s 1971 Orange County Government Center in New York, and the moves preservationists are making to try to save it.
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March 13, 2012, 12pm PDT
Ambitious plans to remake considerable portions of San Francisco's Waterfront in preparation for the America’s Cup yacht race, to be staged in the city in 2013, have been significantly scaled back, reports George Calys
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