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    8NW8 IN PORTLAND'S PEARL

    The ideals are familiar to any architect working in a big city: a project should be well designed, well built, and well integrated into its urban environment. And yet we have too few U.S. examples to follow when it comes to applying these principles to housing for the poor.

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    AIA HONOR AWARDS 2007

    The AIA announced 29 recipients of the organization's annual honor awards for architecture, interior, and urban design in January 2007. Richard A. Logan, AIA, chair of the jury for the architecture awards, cited "the exterior aspects, the quality of the interior spaces, site considerations, environmental issues, and social relevance" as factors in making the final selections.

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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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