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Urbanism & Design: Disappearing World Heritage Sites, Making Homes Accessible, Why Cities Flood, Beltlines Beyond Atlanta, Women & Building Design

URBANISM & DESIGN

Ten Disappearing World Heritage Sites 

USA Today

 

Standing atop the ramparts of China's Great Wall. Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. These are the giants of our collective imagination, the plumes in our travel cap.

 

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The Challenge of Making Homes More Accessible 

DR. Urban Policy

 

I didn't return to St. Louis for the 5th Universal Design Summit (#UDS5) this year, but following along from a distance has been great - the increased use of social media since 2010 has made that much easier.

 

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The Way We Build Cities Makes Them Flood 

The Atlantic Cities

 

It sounds like a pretty safe assumption that the people who live in flood plains, or own businesses there, face the highest chances of flooding.

 

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Atlanta's Beltline a Leader, But Not Unique 

Atlanta Magazine

 

How do you say "beltline" in French? If you're from Paris, it's La Petite Ceinture-literally, "little belt" -and you know it as the 22-mile-long crescent of abandoned railway that runs through the outskirts of the city.

 

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Comment: We Need to Prize Talent, Not Self-Promotion 

Outlaw Urbanist

 

Denise Scott Brown should (have) be(en) recognized with Robert Venturi for the 1991 Pritzker Prize. However, the ongoing debate on this subject is frustrating.

 

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We Need Women to Design More Buildings 

CNN, via: Outlaw Urbanist

 

Denise Scott Brown should (have) be(en) recognized with Robert Venturi for the 1991 Pritzker Prize. However, the ongoing debate on this subject is frustrating.

 

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Texas House Kills Zoning for Projects on State Land 

Austin American Statesman

 

The Texas House has killed a provision, at the urging of Gov. Rick Perry, that would have required public-private development projects on state land to go through local zoning.

 

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