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    ARCHILAB CONFERENCE 2002 ORLEANS

    A small French city tackled a very large topic when the fourth annual architectural conference "Archilab" met in Orléans to ponder "Earth Economics."

    As in past years, the curators Marie-Ange Brayer and Béatrice Simonot offered innovative architectural research programs, exploring the range of approaches and projects of the participating architects. Their goal is to create, through an openness and curiosity toward all innovative movements, a space for a creative discussion about the challenges of architecture today.

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    RENEWED URBANISM

    The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) has announced its second annual Charter Awards, honoring 18 projects that represent "best practices" in urban design and planning. Award recipients represent all scales of development from individual buildings to regional plans, mostly within the United States. They illustrate elements of CNU's goal to rein in urban sprawl by promoting "walkable" mixed-use affordable neighborhoods.

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    PRECAST CONCRETE AWARDS 2002

    The Architectural Precast Association announced in April the recipients of the 2002 APA Awards for Design & Manufacturing Excellence. This competition honors both the architecture and the craft of projects that display outstanding applications of precast concrete.

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