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    CHALLENGING URBANISM

    How should the rapid changes in 21st-century society influence the methods of urban planners? How can planners promote sustainable development in light of population shifts from traditional city centers?

    To answer such questions, the French research organization Sustainable Urban Development (PIDUD) started the new year with a binational event. The French-German colloquium "Cities and the Various Time Scales of Sustainable Development" took place in January 2007.

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    PRIZE IN CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE

    Architect and urban planner Jaquelin T. Robertson is the 2007 recipient of the Richard H. Driehaus Prize for Classical Architecture. This honor is given to individuals who incorporate the principles of traditional and classical architecture in modern urban developments.

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    AIA HONORS LEERS WEINZAPFEL AND VIETNAM MEMORIAL

    The American Institute of Architects has announced the recipients of two of its highest honors. The 2007 AIA Architecture Firm Award has gone to the Boston-based Leers Weinzapfel Associates Architects (LWA) in recognition of their history of design excellence. And the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., by designer Maya Lin, was selected to receive the 2007 AIA Twenty-five Year Award.

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