ArchWeek Green 2009.0310

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ArchWeek Green 2009.0310

Postby Kevin » Wed Mar 11, 2009 2:16 pm

Dear Designers, Builders, and Friends,

ArchWeek Green, from the editors of the leading architecture magazine online, brings you weekly sustainable design and building news from around our planet.

Reversing sprawl is a conceptually challenging but large and essential aspect of rebuilding our communities for low carbon footprints.

What's amazing is just how feasbile and fruitful the process can be. An ArchitectureWeek article this week looks at some real sprawl-reversing projects...

What of the middle scale -- the ten- to 40-acre (four- to 16-hectare) shopping centers with two or more anchors? What kind of impacts and communities can retrofits build at this scale?

Based on his extensive experience, noted urban designer Andres Duany believes that it is difficult to 'establish' a sense of place or urban synergy on less than 15 acres (six hectares). However, what smaller shopping center retrofits in relatively urban areas can do very well is 'restore' urbanism.

Uptown District in San Diego and Kirkwood Station Plaza in Kirkwood, Missouri, both restored street connectivity that had been removed by their prior occupants, a giant Sears store and Target, respectively.


Real Life Regreening - ArchitectureWeek, 2009.0304
http://www.archweek.com/2009/0304/culture_1-1.html

Discuss online:
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Green and Sustainable Design and Building News This Week
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Palm Springs Architect Designs LEED Pilot Home - Palm Springs Desert Sun, 2009.0310
http://www.mydesert.com/article/2009031 ... 026/news12

Carbon Emissions Creating Acidic Oceans Not Seen Since Dinosaurs - Guardian Unlimited, 2009.0310
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2 ... copenhagen

EPA Wants Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Tracking - MSNBC, 2009.0310
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29618853/

Eco Education Slunakov Center Uses Passive Design - Inhabitat (blog), 2009.0309
http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/09/slu ... on-center/

EPA Requests Comments on Latest Energy Star Revision - LEDs, 2009.0309
http://www.ledsmagazine.com/news/6/3/4

Unity House Achieves LEED Platinum Status - Village Soup, 2009.0309
http://waldo.villagesoup.com/Education/ ... yID=148774

In Environmental Push, Looking to Add Diversity - New York Times, 2009.0309
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/10/scien ... 0move.html

Scientists to Issue Stark Warning over Dramatic New Sea Level Figures - Guardian Unlimited, 2009.0308
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/ ... e-flooding

King Coal's Reign Challenged in Courts, D.C. - MSNBC, 2009.0307
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29571196/

The Inflection Is Near? - New York Times, 2009.0307
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/opini ... edman.html

Hiring in Hydrology Resists the Slump - New York Times, 2009.0307
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/jobs/08start.html

Lean, Green Machine - Independent (Ireland), 2009.0307
http://www.independent.ie/business/iris ... 64568.html

Wasting Not, Wanting Not - Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 2009.0307
http://www.jsonline.com/features/homean ... 63952.html

Habitat for Humanity Goes Green in Portland - Daily Journal of Commerce, 2009.0306
http://www.djcoregon.com/articleDetail. ... ustainable

Home-Grown Power - New York Times, 2009.0306
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/07/opinion/07bowles.html

Thailand's Modular Green Home - Inhabitat (blog), 2009.0306
http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/06/pre ... ai-family/

China's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Threaten to Double - Nature, 2009.0306
http://www.spiegel.de/international/wor ... 18,00.html

A Sleeping Giant? - Nature, 2009.0305
http://www.nature.com/climate/2009/0904 ... 09.24.html

Green Center Study Goes to Gerding Edlen - Daily Journal of Commerce, 2009.0305
http://www.djcoregon.com/articleDetail. ... ludes-SERA

Living in a Glass House - Construction Week, 2009.0304
http://www.constructionweekonline.com/a ... ass_house/

Land Use and Density Affect Fires in Indonesia - New York Times, 2009.0303
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/03/scien ... fires.html

Moderate Development Is Tied to Reef Damage - New York Times, 2009.0303
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/03/scien ... reefs.html

Can a 'Smart Grid' Turn Us on to Energy Efficiency? - CNN, 2009.0302
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/03/01/eco.smartgrid/

Storing Solar Power in Salt - New York Times, 2009.0302
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... r-in-salt/

Companies Add Chief Sustainability Officers - New York Times, 2009.0302
http://greeninc.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... -officers/

On Dr. Seuss' Birthday, Remember the Lorax - US News, 2009.0302
http://www.usnews.com/blogs/fresh-green ... lorax.html

Unity House Takes LEED Platinum - Jetson Green, 2009.0302
http://www.jetsongreen.com/2009/03/unit ... tinum.html

Dead Malls - Sustainable Industries, 2009.0302
http://www.sustainableindustries.com/gr ... 49337.html

Construction Materials Beyond Recycled - Chain Leader, 2009.0301
http://www.chainleader.com/article/CA66 ... ryid=47555

Outside Atlanta, a Utopia Rises - New York Times, 2009.0301
http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/tr ... heads.html

Car Crashes to Please Mother Nature - New York Times, 2009.0301
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/02/arts/ ... 2twen.html

From Tons of Manure, a Growth Industry - New York Times, 2009.0301
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/01/nyreg ... colct.html

Hard Paths to Treaty, U.S. Law on Climate - New York Times, 2009.0301
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... n-climate/

Setting "Green" Goals - New York Times, 2009.0227
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/27/washi ... nergy.html

Norway Commits 36 Million Euros to Zero-Carbon Building Research - Energy Efficiency News, 2009.0227
http://www.energyefficiencynews.com/policy/i/1893/

Scientists: Flaw in Will's Ice Assertions - New York Times, 2009.0227
http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/ ... ssertions/

Obama's Greenhouse Gas Gamble - New York Times, 2009.0227
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/28/scien ... trade.html

A Sustained Appetite for Sustainable Homes - Globe and Mail, 2009.0227
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ ... _mostemail

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Details on Apple's Updated iMac, Mac Mini and Mac Pro - ZDNet, 2009.0303
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Gartner: PC Sales to See Worst Fall in History - ZDNet, 2009.0302
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