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    BRINGING SUSTAINABILITY AND URBANISM TOGETHER

    There are numerous benefits to fusing sustainable development and urban development concepts. Moreover, pedestrian-oriented, urbanist-project approaches have been vigorously embraced by many environmental groups. It is not, however, intuitively obvious to everyone why high-density, extensively hardscaped projects would be good for the environment.

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    CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

    Renzo Piano demonstrates a mastery of light throughout his work. At the new California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, he exhibits the same care lighting a museum of the natural world as he has in lighting some of the world's finest art collections.

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    More Environment

    Creative Designers Open Door to Affordable Housing — Columbus Dispatch, 2009.0122

    Warming in Antarctica Now Looks Certain — New York Times, 2009.0122

    Platinum on a Shoestring Budget — City Beat, 2009.0121

    Fixing the Tax Problems of Renewable Energy — New York Times, 2009.0121

    California Town Gets Green, Earthquake-Safe Town Center — Interior Design, 2009.0120

    Solar Industry Looks for Light at Tunnel's End — San Jose Mercury News, 2009.0120

    Antarctic Ice Shelf Set to Collapse Due to Warming — Reuters, 2009.0120

    Prices Plummet on Carbon Market — Nature, 2009.0120

    Secondary Forests Are Worth Saving — Nature, 2009.0120

    National Studies Show Green Building as Key Part of America’S Economic Future — Glass On Web, 2009.0120

    Smart Buildings for Future Skylines — Center for American Progress, 2009.0119

    No Such Thing as Waste Water — World Changing (blog), 2009.0119

    The Future of Eco-Friendly Home Design — Earth911, 2009.0119

    Habitat's Portland Homes Go Green — Maine Today, 2009.0119

    'Green' Building Is Bright and Beautiful — New York Times, 2009.0118

    Climate Change to Stifle Developing Nations' Growth — New Scientist, 2009.0117

    New Life for Old Buildings: Adaptive Reuse — Greener Buildings, 2009.0116

    Sustainable Architecture Conference in Libya Is Looking for Participants — Green Prophet, 2009.0116

    Cape Wind Project Clears Important Hurdle — New York Times, 2009.0116

    Clearer Skies over Europe as Fog Halved in 30 Years — Guardian Unlimited, 2009.0116

    Rising Sea Levels Threaten East Coast — Reuters, 2009.0116

    A Wind Turbine for Every Rooftop? — Green Building Elements, 2009.0116

    Where Warming Hits Hard — Nature, 2009.0115

    Las Vegas Affordable Housing Complex Fosters Community, Sustainability, and Colorful Design — AIArchitect, 2009.0115

    Coal Industry Digs Itself Out of a Hole in the Capitol — Wall Street Journal, 2009.0115

    Light Bulbs: Which Do You Use? — New York Times, 2009.0115

    E.P.A. Pick Vows to Put Science First — New York Times, 2009.0115

    High Speed Rail Line to Sweeten Heathrow Runway Deal — Guardian Unlimited, 2009.0115

    On the Heels of a Bulb Ban, Europe Mulls Pulling the Plug on Large Plasma TVs — New York Times, 2009.0114

    Gulf Oil States Seeking a Lead in Clean Energy — New York Times, 2009.0113

    First UK Homes Meet German Eco-Standard — Inside Housing, 2009.0108

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