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Your Weekly Recommendations Monday, March 27, 2017
 
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Congress Center and Auditorium “Vegas Atlas”
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Wired • Aarian Marshall
'A runaway crisis': Argentina activists aid shanty towns state has left behind
The Guardian • Uki Goñi
Peru’s Deadly Floods Ring Alarm Bell for Latin America
Climate Central
Measure S was not the answer to L.A.'s housing crisis, but neither is returning to business as usual
Los Angeles Times • Doug Smith, Scott Cummings
Measure S was not the answer to L.A.'s housing crisis, but neither is returning to business as usual
Los Angeles Times • Doug Smith, Scott Cummings
Measure S was not the answer to L.A.'s housing crisis, but neither is returning to business as usual
Los Angeles Times • Doug Smith, Scott Cummings
NYC This Week: Point Supreme, Pierre Chareau and Cocktails With Jeanne Gang
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Gender-based violence report to address 'rape culture,' says Conservative MP
CBC Radio-Canada • Joanna Smith
 
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Congress Center and Auditorium “Vegas Atlas”
ArchitizerArchitizer Editors
The "Vegas Altas" Center grows in an ambiguous peripheral location, in a land that is both urban and agricultural. Occupying the first or last crop field. The architectural proposal is intended to highlight this timeless condition of building belonging to the “Vega”...
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Cleantech, Climate Change
5 Sustainable Cities & What They Are Doing To Fight The Climate Crisis
CleanTechnicaGuest Contributor
Originally published on The Climate Reality Project. Find out what these five cities are doing to fight the climate crisis and improve the lives of their citizens. For centuries, cities have been at the heart of the arts and culture, thriving businesses,...
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Green Transportation, Technology Industry
Want Commuters to Ditch Driving? Try Giving Them Cash Money
WiredAarian Marshall
Would you change how you get to work for $10 a month? $50? How about $100? As dense cities struggle with packed roads and choking smog, officials are on the hunt for ways to get people out of cars and onto their...
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Urban Design
'A runaway crisis': Argentina activists aid shanty towns state has left behind
The GuardianUki Goñi
With a red star and a the face of Che Guevara emblazoned on its side, the ambulance winds its way through the dingy streets of Villa 1-11-14, a sprawling Buenos Aires shanty town so neglected by the city government that – despite...
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Climate Change, Hydropower
Peru’s Deadly Floods Ring Alarm Bell for Latin America
Climate Central
By Anastasia Moloney, Thomson Reuters Foundation Peru's deadly floods are a wake-up call for cities across Latin America to prepare better for extreme weather as climate change and poor urban planning, alongside rapid population growth, worsen the problem of flooding, experts say....
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Real Estate, Urban Design
Measure S was not the answer to L.A.'s housing crisis, but neither is returning to business as usual
Los Angeles TimesDoug Smith, Scott Cummings
For all the acrimonious debate over Measure S, the slow-growth ballot measure that suffered a decisive defeat this month, most factions could agree on one thing: The development process in Los Angeles is broken. Although Measure S was not the answer, neither...
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Real Estate, Urban Design
Measure S was not the answer to L.A.'s housing crisis, but neither is returning to business as usual
Los Angeles TimesDoug Smith, Scott Cummings
For all the acrimonious debate over Measure S, the slow-growth ballot measure that suffered a decisive defeat this month, most factions could agree on one thing: The development process in Los Angeles is broken. Although Measure S was not the answer, neither...
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Real Estate, Urban Design
Measure S was not the answer to L.A.'s housing crisis, but neither is returning to business as usual
Los Angeles TimesDoug Smith, Scott Cummings
For all the acrimonious debate over Measure S, the slow-growth ballot measure that suffered a decisive defeat this month, most factions could agree on one thing: The development process in Los Angeles is broken. Although Measure S was not the answer, neither...
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Architectural Design, Urban Design
NYC This Week: Point Supreme, Pierre Chareau and Cocktails With Jeanne Gang
ArchitizerArchitizer Editors
ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN–RELATED EVENTS HAPPENING IN NEW YORK CITY THIS WEEK (MARCH 20 TO MARCH 26), HANDPICKED BY THE EDITORS AT ARCHITIZER Maison de Verre by Pierre Chareau and Bernard Bijovet; images via Untapped Cities and Yellowtrace, respectively Exhibitions in NYC LAST...
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Urban Design
Gender-based violence report to address 'rape culture,' says Conservative MP
CBC Radio-CanadaJoanna Smith
All judges and RCMP officers should have to go through mandatory training on gender-based violence and sexual assault, says a new report from the House of Commons committee on the status of women. "Addressing the issue of harassment in public places and...
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