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    COSTS OF "DUMB GROWTH"

    The Congress for the New Urbanism aims to change the way the United States builds its cities and towns. We want regions that are made of thriving neighborhoods, connected by efficient, effective public transportation. We want neighborhoods that feel alive, where people from all walks of life can cross each other's paths and meet their needs. We call this form of development "new urbanism," and the policies that support it are called "smart growth."

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    CASE STUDY: THE EAMES HOUSE

    In the mid-1940s, as the United States faced the postwar challenge of housing three million returning soldiers, a few architects in Southern California rejected the idea of identical houses in suburban developments. The "Case Study House Program" initiated in 1945 by Arts and Architecture magazine, enlisted the talents of eight architects including Richard Neutra and Eero Saarinen.

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    Looking Beyond the Facade — Deutsche Welle, 2002.0506

    Designers Build Offbeat Reputation — Asahi, 2002.0505

    Milwaukee Takes Wings — Chicago Tribune, 2002.0505

    In the Family Way — Guardian Unlimited, 2002.0504

    Germans Agree on a New U.S. Embassy in Berlin — New York Times, 2002.0503

    Finally, an Architectural Beacon for the Skyline — Toronto Star, 2002.0502

    Architects' Body Warns Building Industry Headed for Indemnity Crisis — Australian Broadcasting Company, 2002.0502

    Free-Spirited Dwellings in a Tract-House Nation — New York Times, 2002.0502

    Ruins of a Golden Age — Metropolis, 2002.05 Edition

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