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    DETAILS OF URBAN DESIGN

    "City Comforts" presents a metaphor the urban village as a way of describing the mix of intimacy and anonymity that I believe most people desire and which is largely missing in our large urban settlements.

    It is an attempt to refocus our public policy discussion from abstract generalities, colored maps, and grandiose projects to the details that create our daily experience. It is about a way of looking at and speaking about our immediate environment.

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    FROM MAYBECK TO MEGACHURCHES

    Now that we have turned the corner into the 21st century, surveying the evolution of religious architecture over the past hundred years seems fair game. Starting from 1900, what were the noticeable changes, and what were the common denominators that survived through the end of the century?

    What was the impact of the modern movement in architecture on the designs for religious buildings? Can this evolution provide insight into religious architecture for the new millennium?

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    DOING UNIVERSAL DESIGN

    CD-ROM Review: Universal Design Exemplars by the Center for Universal Design, North Carolina State University, 2000.

    A Japanese garden pond with the lily pads within anyone's reach; a rustic log cabin fully accessible to wheelchair users; a museum exhibit that tells its story through touch and sound. These are a few of the recently published examples of the principles of universal design.

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    More Building Culture

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    Planning a Nest of Concrete for a Landmark of Flight — New York Times, 2001.0814 ( (registration required))

    Daley Blames Contractor, Architect For Millennium Park Woes — Chicago Tribune, 2001.0814

    RIBA Wins Grant To Preserve Architects' Papers — Architects' Journal, 2001.0814

    'Affordable Housing' Sounds Alarm For Some — Miami Herald, 2001.0814

    City To Scrap 'Block J' Project — Yahoo News, 2001.0814

    Tower Power — Independent Digital, 2001.0814

    City's Preservation Panel To Hear Request On Housing — Baltimore Sun, 2001.0814

    Architect Giving The City New Look — Kentucky Post, 2001.0813

    Shaping a Street of Dreams — Washington Post, 2001.0813

    A battle for the Hollywood Bowl — Sacramento Bee, 2001.0813

    16-Foot Flub Slows De Young Fast Track — San Francisco Chronicle, 2001.0813

    Famous Architect Rem Koolhaas Is To Lecture In Athens — Kathimerini, 2001.0813

    Naked Ambition Of Tourism Chiefs Revives Once-Fashionable Resorts — Independent Digital, 2001.0813

    Throw The Book At Homeowners — Opinion at Montreal Gazette, 2001.0813

    Plans For Urban Heart Surgery — The Age, 2001.0812

    Live Small And Like It, Book Advises — Miami Herald, 2001.0812

    High-Water Mark — Baltimore Sun, 2001.0812

    Inside The Holiday Camp Hitler Built — Guardian Unlimited, 2001.0812

    Stadium Scores With Architects — Denver Post, 2001.0812

    Discovering The Beauties Of Chicago — Baltimore Sun, 2001.0812

    Why Is Holyrood Costing More Than Other Big Projects Which Are On Time? — Scotsman, 2001.0812

    A Universally Legible Aesthetic Is Born — Economic Times, 2001.0812

    History In Decay: How The City And The County Are Neglecting Our Heritage — Post-Gazette, 2001.0812

    Aging Beauty Gets a Face Lift — Los Angeles Times, 2001.0812

    Web Site Shows Communities the Effects of Conquering Sprawl — AIArchitect, 2001.0810 Edition

    Too Much Visibility Can Be A Problem To Hospital Plan — Jacksonville Business Journal, 2001.0810

    Round Rock Plans Complex — Austin Business Journal, 2001.0810

    Volunteers rebuild East End thrift store — Post-Gazette, 2001.0809

    Ulster's Architectural Heritage 'may Be Lost' — Belfast Telegraph, 2001.0809

    Steelcase to Acquire Custom Cable — AP at Architecture Guide, 2001.0809

    Preserving the View At Jefferson's House — Washington Post , 2001.0809

    Sir Martyn Beckett Dies — U.K. Times, 2001.0809

    Bomb Rocks Venice Ahead of Berlusconi Visit — ABC News, 2001.0809

    Texas Theatre to Be Renovated — AP at Yahoo News, 2001.0808

    Strolling Through The American Wing Of The Metropolitan Museum — Sheffield School of Interior Design, 2001.0801

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