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WEEKLY EMAIL: SEPTEMBER 28, 2011


The Half-Life of History

FEATURED THIS WEEK : WILLIAM L. FOX & MARK KLETT

The Half-Life of History

The old World War II military base at Wendover, Utah, where the U.S. Army Air Force trained for the bombing of Hiroshima in August 1945, is today a semi-ruin — and as such a testament to our collective unwillingness to ponder the world-historical event of the first act of nuclear warfare. Writer William Fox and photographer Mark Klett explore Wendover and its past, finding evidence everywhere of what Fox calls "the erosion of history."
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UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO

University of Toronto Announces Lecture Series

The Daniels 2011-2012 Public Lectures in architecture and design will feature Gregg Pasquarelli, Elizabeth Meyer, Catherine Mosbach, Finn Geipel, Didier Faustino, Fernando Romero, Jeanne Gang, David Gissen, William Morrish, Hrvoje Njiric and Liz Diller.
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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

University of Maryland's WaterShed Opens at Solar Decathlon

The innovative project focusing on efficient, renewable energy and water quality and conservation can be seen on the National Mall from Friday, September 23, through Sunday, October 2.
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LAURA TEPPER

Road Ecology: Wildlife Habitat and Highway Design

For more than a century we've been designing roads — from local routes to transcontinental expressways — with little consideration about how they might alter — and harm — ecological systems and wildife habitats. But in the last decade, as Laura Tepper writes, "the emerging field of road ecology has galvanized scholars and designers eager to investigate the complex interactions between roads and the natural environment."
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QUILIAN RIANO

Landscape Optimism: An Interview with Chris Reed

In 2000 Chris Reed founded StossLU, or Stoss Landscape Urbanism. Since then the Boston-based office has emerged as one of the leading advocates for expanding the scope of landscape architectural projects and practices. Here architect Quilian Riano talks with Reed about his recent work and about the rise of landscape urbanism from an academic movement in the 1990s to an influential professional and pedagogical framework.
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PLACES ARCHIVE: WINTER 2001

The High Line

High Line photographs from Joel Sternfeld.
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The School provides a process through which our students and the professional community can express the creativity, acquire the technical capacity, accept the social responsibility, and recognize a sense of history to make the decisions that shape the built environment. Through research, practice, outreach and teaching, students learn to understand the built environment at all scales: from the history, design, function and impact of a single building or public space to the operation, physical form and socioeconomic system of a metropolitan region.

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