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November 2015

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Landscape Architecture Magazine Ι Nov. 2015  Palmisano Park in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood is as a theme park ride of ancestral Chicago landforms, landscapes, and industrial histories. In one corner, wetlands that once surrounded its lakeshore. In another corner, prairie that extended for hundreds of miles in all directions. Then there’s a rock wall 25 feet high left over from 130 years of dynamite blasting, wh
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After Decades of Withdrawals, Stony Island Arts Bank Makes a Deposit

AIA Architect Ι Nov. 13, 2015 Theaster Gates’ Stony Island Arts Bank is getting top billing at this year’s Chicago Architecture Biennial, highlighted as one of the event’s main venues. Amid this wild omnidirectional survey of contemporary architecture, the community arts center designed by Gates and managed by his nonprofit Rebuild Foundation might seem like an odd fit. Elsewhere at the biennial, there’s a floating c
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LEED for the Electricity Industry? New PEER Rating System Measures Sustainability for Power Grids

Line/Shape/Space Ι Nov. 9, 2015 Since it launched in 2000, the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) LEED green building rating system has created the market for green buildings, with more than 13.8 billion square feet of building space now LEED certified. With LEED as guidance, architects and their clients reduce their buildings’ impact on the environment by implementing such strategies as connecting their projects
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