Plan for rebuilding China’s quake-hit county seat goes through expertise appraisal-Xinhua

A plan for rebuilding the county seat of Beichuan, devastated in the 8.0-magnitude May 12 earthquake, went through an expertise appraisal by China’s construction authority on Saturday.

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New Westside park unveiled – Daily Sound

Daily Sound reports

“……City of Santa Barbara officials say the recently completed quarter-acre Bohnett Park extension at the corner of San Andres and Victoria streets is akin to a miracle.

Billy Goodnick, a city landscape architect, said the land purchases, combined with coordinating the park project with restoration efforts on Mission Creek, were “career makers.””

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I’ll remember 2008 for – Architect’s Journal

Architects Journal asks some top UK architects “I’ll remember 2008 for…”

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Boomtown Blues – Metropolis Magazine

Karie Jacobs write a piece for Metroplis Magazine

“Recent trips to Dubai and Shanghai have our columnist pondering how Jane Jacobs might react to these unbridled cities.”

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Nakazawa’s practical magic – Building Design

Pamela Buxton of Building Design reports 

“US architect Paul Nakazawa found his forte was coaching others to make the most of their talents. With a client list including Morphosis and OMA, here he talks to Pamela Buxton about how to survive the downturn”

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