Recommended Reading


Green Bean tells us more about John Ronan‘s Gary Comer Youth Center here.

I’ve begun reading Toward a Bioregional State: A Series of Letters About Political Theory and Formal Institutional Design in the Era of Sustainability by Mark D. Whitaker whose blog associated with the text can be found here. I also came across Sustainability through Permaculture , “Exploring the meaning and significance of sustainability and various sustainability initiatives and how they relate to urban permaculture in the midwest.”

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As you may or may not have already read, the History Channel is featuring The City of the Future compeition. The first round (invited) was held in 3 cities (NYC, Chicago, LA) and the winners of each of those winners are now in competition against each other. Vote here for your favorite until February 2.
ARO:Architecture Research Office New York:

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Urban Lab Chicago :
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Eric Owen Moss Architects Los Angeles:
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I managed to pick up the current issue (Summer 2006) of Log Magazine at Prairie Avenue.
Log 8 CoverThe kitschy pine tree air freshener included in the packaging adds a little tongue in cheek to the meatier contents. For $10, I think it’s a steal. This issue focuses on a variety of issues and resolutions going on in the realm of architecture and planning.