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    HAITI EARTHQUAKE — AN ARCHITECTURAL PERSPECTIVE

    Living and building day to day in one of the most challenged small countries on our planet entails difficulties hard to grasp from an every-day wealthy-country perspective.

    Rushing the desperately needed volumes of emergency aid, from water to antiseptics, to the millions who need it in a devastated city and its surroundings though collapsed port facilities, rubble-blocked streets, and a modest airport seems to progress with crushing slowness.

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    AUSSIE ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2009

    On a windswept site in Australia's Snowy Mountains stands a rounded, steel-clad form, like a sleek spacecraft among the grasses. Anchored to a concrete plinth, this ground-hugging shelter by James Stockwell Architect deflects wind and transfers snow loads while offering its occupants expansive views of the Snowy and Thredbo River Valleys.

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    GREENBUILD REPORT 2009

    "Almost 40 percent of the global warming pollution in our country comes from old, inefficient, leaky buildings that don't have to be that way."

    So said former Vice President Al Gore as he opened Greenbuild 2009.

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    CHICAGO AIA AWARDS 2009

    A utility plant stands in glass at the edge of the University of Chicago campus, the geometric tangle of its technical systems revealed inside the radiused crystalline form.

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    Haiti Earthquake — ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0113

    Australian Architecture Awards — ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0113

    Australian Home-Loan Approvals Drop 5.6% in November — Bloomberg, 2010.0111

    Canada December Housing Starts Rise to 174,500 Units — Bloomberg, 2010.0111

    Home-Mortgage Bonds 'Leading the Pack' as Securities Rally — Business Week, 2010.0111

    Irish Building Industry Slows to 7 Month Low, Ulster Bank Says — Business Week, 2010.0110

    Magnitude 6.5 Earthquake Rattles Eureka in Northern California — Los Angeles Times, 2010.0110

    Second Earthquake Strikes Near Solomon Islands — Washington Post, 2010.0109

    Mortgage Rates Mostly Fall This Week; 30-Year Fixed at 5.09% — Wall Street Journal, 2010.0108

    Ceramic Tiles of Italy Design Competition 2010 Call for Entries — Ceramic Tiles of Italy Press Release at ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0108

    Earthquakes Hit Solomon Islands — Xinhua, 2010.0106

    People and Places 2010.0106 — ArchitectureWeek, 2010.0106

    Pending Home Sales Index Plunges 16% — Market Watch, 2010.0105

    Dubai Opens a Tower to Beat All — New York Times, 2010.0105

    Solomons Quakes, Tsunami Leave Debris, Land Scars — Washington Post, 2010.0104

    David Chipperfield Knighted in New Year Honours — Building (UK), 2010.0104

    The Burj Dubai: New World's Tallest Building Shows That Nothing Succeeds Like Excess — Chicago Tribune, 2010.0104

    Turkish Architects Awarded in Iceland Competition on Urban Design — World Bulletin, 2010.0102

    New and Improved Mortgage Forms — CNNMoney.com, 2009.1231

    How a Voice for Everyone Led to Stalemate and a Lot More Hot Air — Times Online, 2009.1221

    Preservationists Stumble in Bid to Protect Michael Reese Hospital — Chicago Tribune, 2009.1220

    Spending, Home Sales Probably Climbed: U.S. Economy Preview — Bloomberg, 2009.1220

    The University of Massachusetts Amherst & Hancock Shaker Village Master of Science in Design & Historic Preservation — University of Massachusetts Amherst Press Release at ArchitectureWeek, 2009.1218

    James Rossant, Architect and Planner, Dies at 81 — New York Times, 2009.1218

    Hud Enforces Fair Housing Act — HUD, 2009.1218

    Monument Lifted from Cleopatra's Underwater City — Associated Press, 2009.1217

    U.S. Reports Upturn in Home Building — New York Times, 2009.1216

    Housing Starts Regain Some Ground in November — National Assocation of Home Builders, 2009.1216

    November Housing Starts Rebound from Big Drop — CNNMoney.com, 2009.1216

    Ontario, B.C. Lead Way as Existing Home Sales Reach Near-Record Highs — lfpress.com, 2009.1216

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