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    PUBLIC AND PRIVATE IN NEW YORK

    Book Review:

    Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience, by Jerold S. Kayden, the New York City Department of City Planning, and the Municipal Art Society of New York. John Wiley & Sons, 2000, ISBN 0471362573.

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    OWNER-BUILT SUSTAINABLE SHELTER

    Buying a tract house so insensitively placed on the land that extensively remodeled terrain results and using foreign materials that require large amounts of nonsustainable fuels for their manufacture and transport are signs of a people without guiding principles in their relationship to the environment.

    That we have become such people and willingly pay for this disconnected life suggests the depth of our alienation and distance from a secure relationship with sustainability and environmental sensitivity.

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    LIVING IN THE CITY

    Large cities are facing a new era of evolution. Telecommuting and new living and working concepts, coupled with spatial shrinkage, compel us to rethink how "megacity" buildings and blocks function spatially.

    Urban densities of 8 to 27 million people and the trend toward live-work spaces in the center of the city necessitate seeking new approaches to public and private space.

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    More Building Culture

    Main street comeback — Chicago Sun Times, 2001.0423

    Architect papers over devastation — 2001.0423, Asahi

    Brave new world exists beneath downtown Toronto — South Florida Sun-Sentinel, 2001.0422

    Urban heritage award presented — The Times of India, 2001.0421

    Skyscrapers can look great, but in the wrong place they're a disaster — Independent Digital, 2001.0421

    Calling at Houses in New York Where History Lives — New York Times, 2001.0420 (registration required)

    Researchers dig for Texas history in Anahuac — Houston Chronicle, 2001.0420

    Paintings on Jain architecture at Indian Museum — The Times of India, 2001.0419

    Phoenix Showcases Architecture Gems — AP at Architecture Guide, 2001.0418

    N.Y. Neighborhood Added To Register — AP at Architecture Guide, 2001.0418

    On the road to nowhere — Independent Digital, 2001.0418

    Architects debate living on the edge — The Age, 2001.0418

    Neighborhood home to riots, historic buildings, movie making — CNN, 2001.0415

    Architectural Jewel In Peril — Chicago Tribune, 2001.0415

    MAIN STREET: Restoration of architectural gem a matter of mission near Dalton — Atlanta Journal, 2001.0415

    Sensitive planning is key to urban renewal — The Times of India, 2001.0414

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