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    AMERICAN LANDSCAPE AWARDS 2005

    Before world attention became riveted on the devastated landscapes of the Gulf Coast of the United States, a happier announcement celebrated design excellence in other landscapes, both public and private.

    In July 2005, the American Society of Landscape Architects selected the recipients of its 2005 Professional Awards. Top honors went to a city park in Houston, Texas, a public promenade in Seattle, Washington, a residential garden near Chilmark, Massachusetts, and an urban analysis for Charleston, South Carolina.

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    KATRINA DISASTER WEEK TWO

    As we publish this week, the nine-day-old disaster of Hurricane Katrina, flooding, and aftermath continues. Some heavily hit areas within the Gulf South region, especially along the eye path and away from the coast and major highways, have still seen few, if any, relief workers. In other areas, levees have been plugged, electric power has been restored, and bulk evacuations are largely complete. Disaster refugees are now spread across a thousand miles of supporting states.

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    DISASTER ENGINEERING

    New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama lie devastated in the days-old wake of Hurricane Katrina. As water floods through New Orleans and desperate rescues continue, our hearts go out to the hundreds of thousands whose lives have been devastated and to the untold thousands whose loved ones have been lost.

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    URBAN WORLDS MEETING

    The UIA XXII World Congress of Architecture was held in the historic city of Istanbul, Turkey in July 2005. The week-long conference, with the theme Cities: the Grand Bazaar of ArchitectureS, stimulated ideas about designer responsibility and about how new architecture might be conceived for the 21st century.

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    A Modern Monument Finally Rises in Ancient Rome — Reuters, 2005.0905

    Rebuilding Offers New Opportunity — Chicago Tribune, 2005.0904

    The City That Will Be — Boston Globe, 2005.0904

    Shortlist of Four Firms for Convention Center Expansion — Architect's Newspaper, 2005.0902

    The National Trust Announces Relief Efforts for Gulf Coast Region — National Trust for Historic Preservation press release, 2005.0831

    Again, Fire Claims Paris Immigrants — International Herald Tribune, 2005.0831

    Katrina Refugees Will Go to Astrodome — New York Times, 2005.0831

    Responding to Hurricane Katrina — Architecture for Humanity press release, 2005.0830

    Conditions Deteriorate for Superdome Evacuees — CNN, 2005.0830

    Cesar Pelli Named for Louis Sullivan Award — Canadian Architect, 2005.0830

    New Orleans Is Now Off Limits; Pentagon Joins in Relief Effort — New York Times, 2005.0830

    UDIA NSW Landcom Awards for Excellence 2005 — Urban Development Institute of Australia press release, 2005.0826

    Finalists Announced for Interior Motives Design Awards — MCADCafe, 2005.0826

    Science First at Harvard — Boston Globe, 2005.0824

    USGBC Wins Turner Prize — Interior Design, 2005.0823

    Arena Plan Is Exciting but Needs Work — Kansas City Star, 2005.0820

    Thorne Gains Top Pritzker Job — Chicago Tribune, 2005.0819

    Hyatt Foundation Names New Director for the Pritzker Prize — PR Web, 2005.0819

    Sprint Arena Design Revealed — Kansas City Star, 2005.0818

    Copyright Trial for World Trade Center Site Design — Yahoo News, 2005.0818

    Architects' Work on College's Student Center Earns Award — Whittier Daily News, 2005.0816

    John Peterson Selected as 200506 Loeb Fellow — AIArchitect, 2005.0815

    Norwegian Architects Select 33 Best Works of American Architecture — AIArchitect, 2005.0815

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