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July 19, 2012, 10am PDT
An award-winning master plan for Toronto's Lower Don Lands, completed only five years ago by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, may be gutted if the Ford administration has its way, reports Alex Ulam.
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July 17, 2012, 12pm PDT
With skyrocketing maintenance and repair costs gobbling up the Hudson River Park Trust's reserve fund, the HRPT has been pushing to change the park's enabling legislation to allow a wider variety of development types.
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July 11, 2012, 10am PDT
An annual highlight of the avant-garde architecture scene, each summer since 2000, the Serpentine Gallery in London commissions "a temporary pavilion from an architect who has not built in England before." Michael Webb looks at this year's version.
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July 9, 2012, 5am PDT
Sam Lubell pens an opinion piece for <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> examining the ethical and cultural implications of unpaid internships in the architecture profession.
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June 24, 2012, 1pm PDT
Julie V. Iovine laments that while walkability is the watchword of the day, architects have to design what they're hired to design -- and that often means designing iconic buildings that turn a blind eye to pedestrians.
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June 23, 2012, 9am PDT
Mike Lydon discusses "tactical urbanism", a DIY approach to planning that is sweeping the nation, and explains how communities are making lasting impacts at the grassroots level.
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June 22, 2012, 7am PDT
Amanda Kolson Hurley surveys the innovative architecture and urban planning transforming America's notoriously stodgy capital into a model of progressive urbanism.
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June 21, 2012, 7am PDT
Recent recipient of the ASLA's Gold Medal, landscape architect Laurie Olin shares some interesting opinions on his distinguished career, landscape urbanism, and the state of public space.
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June 15, 2012, 6am PDT
"Currently in its greatest period of park expansion since the 1930s," New York City has shown a remarkable commitment to expanding its open spaces, but finding the resources to maintain them is another issue entirely, explains Caitlin Blanchfield.
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June 14, 2012, 2pm PDT
From lawsuits to development pressures, Landmarks Illinois, the venerable voice for preservation in the state, has been doing its best to fend off challengers to the state's historic treasures. A new president hopes to help stiffen the defenses.
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June 8, 2012, 11am PDT
Rather than turn its back of the remnants of the industry that made and unmade this quintessential steel town, Bethlehem is rethinking its identity with the abandoned steel plant turned cultural magnet as its centerpiece, writes Tom Stoelker.
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June 7, 2012, 5am PDT
After being rocked by a scandal over extravagant spending, Tom Stoelker wonders whether the General Services Administration (GSA) and their hallmark initiatives, such as the Design Excellence Program, will suffer in the political fallout.
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June 4, 2012, 11am PDT
Matt Shaw updates the status of New York's efforts to catch up with the global rise in super-tall residential skyscrapers.
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May 31, 2012, 9am PDT
Amanda Kolson Hurley reviews the ambitious exhibit <em>House and Home</em>, on view at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.
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May 30, 2012, 9am PDT
Carren Jao reports on recent steps the City of Los Angeles is taking to expand is woefully under-built solar power capacity.
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May 15, 2012, 2pm PDT
Alan G. Brake celebrates the Queen City's utilization of public space, place making, and mixed-use development to build its competitive advantage, despite America's "deep-seated anti-urban streak."
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May 15, 2012, 12pm PDT
Launched May 1 within the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York, the new J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City will pursue the ways in which design can make "American cities more just and inclusive places to live."
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May 14, 2012, 5am PDT
As it wraps up the first stage of a community planning progress, Alan G. Brake checks in on the latest designs for Chicago's answer to the High Line.
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May 5, 2012, 1pm PDT
Tom Stoelker summarizes the tenor of a flurry of bills introduced this week at a City Council hearing that seek to revamp the way business gets done at the Landmarks Preservation Commission.
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May 4, 2012, 12pm PDT
With only about half of those graduating from accredited architectural programs predicted to go on to become licensed architects, Sam Lubell looks at some of the other ways graduates are applying their skills.
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