Table of Contents october 2010

 

Dialogue

  • Build This!

    Chicago's Ward 49 institutes participatory budgeting for the district's capital improvements.

     

Features

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    The Pit That Swallowed a City

    When a town in Sweden began crumbling into a giant crater, the local authorities took action—by convening a global design summit.

     
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    Systems, Not Icons

    What do you get when you combine landscape architecture with landscape-based urban design? A new approach to city-making.

     
  • Can This Planner Save Detroit?

    An interview with Toni L. Griffin, the star urban planner hired to reshape Detroit.

     

Buildings

Business

Best Practices

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    Molehills & Mountains

    Disagreements—every partnership has them, even the best ones. So how should firm leaders prepare for, and deal with, the inevitable?

     

Local Market

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    Norman, Okla.

    With its vibrant downtown and historic neighborhoods, not to mention the University of Oklahoma, Norman has much to offer for businesses and creative minds.

     

Strategy

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    Green Monster

    Legal battles over sustainability promises vs. performance are just beginning. But it's not only about design, it's also about contracts, expectations, and money.

     

Other Articles

Technology

Detail

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    Lego Façade

    London's Cowley St. Laurence Church of England Primary School and Children's Centre puts every child's favorite building material to good use.

     

Ecology

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    Free-Range City

    In the battle against childhood obesity and insufficient exercise, smart planning can liberate children from the indoors.

     

Products

Other Articles

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    Virtual Performance

    Energy-modeling programs come in many flavors, from quick and easy to industrial strength. We survey some of the options.

     

Culture

Crit

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    Meeting Place

    Striving to capture the intangible—and the human—at the 12th Venice Architecture Biennale.

     

Exhibits Books Etc.

Screen Grab

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    architerials.com

    A young architect writes about advances in building products and materials science in a humorously informative way.

     

Past P/A

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    Earth-Bermed and Energizing

    With a 1973 P/A Award Citation, Bellflower Elementary School recalls earlier efforts at energy conservation that deserve reassessment.