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WEEKLY EMAIL: AUGUST 19, 2010


When Shopping Was Sociable

FEATURED THIS WEEK : ALEXANDRA LANGE

When Shopping Was Sociable

Design Research closed its doors 31 years ago. Baby boomers remember the store like it was yesterday. D/R was where they bought their Marimekko dresses, the minute they realized a girdle was no longer required. D/R was where they touched the Kaj Franck china, buying one place-setting at a time for first apartments in Cambridge or San Francisco or New York.
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CHANGE OBSERVER : PHIL PATTON

Mitsubishi i-MiEV Electric Car

"Range anxiety" is the fear of running out of juice, and probably the chief obstacle to people's acceptance of electric cars. We don't like to plan our journeys so carefully. But this pod-like electric car, which has been lurking in the shadows of the more highly publicized Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, may alleviate that concern.
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PLACES : MARTIN HOGUE

Land, Speed and Bonneville

Since the early 20th century the Bonneville Salt Flats — 30,000 acres in western Utah, a plain so vast and flat that the curvature of the earth is visible to the naked eye — have been attracting the world's best and fastest drivers. Several years ago architect Martin Hogue began to explore, analyze, draw and photograph this extraordinary landscape and its history of land speed racing. We're pleased to present — during the annual Speed Week at Bonneville — a slideshow of Hogue's work.
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CHANGE OBSERVER : PHOTO BY SUSANNAH SAYLER/THE CANARY PROJECT

Hot Mountain

Susannah Sayler, Glacial Icecap and Permafrost Melting: Cordillera Blanca, Peru, 2008.
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CHANGE OBSERVER : ASHISH NANGIA

The Town That Corbusier Built

Respect for the design of Chandigarh, India, is growing, even as the modernist city is showing wear. But who will care, if access to its most impressive monuments is restricted?
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St. Augustine School Chicken Project

Report on the sustainability program at St. Augustine parochial school in the South Bronx.
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The State of City Planning Today

A veteran city planner and educator analyzes the anemia of U.S. planning, and detects signs of life in neighborhood activism.
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