Monthly Archives: September 2010

Why architects should have local offices in China

It’s crucial for foreign architects to have offices in China with staffs that include younger, innovative Chinese designers, says Gary Larson, a senior principal with MulvannyG2 Architecture, in the firm’s “Design at Work” newsletter. According to Larson, here’s why: The … Continue reading

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Free tours of Seattle community gardens

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods is offering six free van tours of the city’s P-Patch community gardens from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturdays this month and next. They depart from DoN’s Neighborhood Service Centers. They will be hosted by DoN’s … Continue reading

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Is housing a luxury or a staple?

How you view homes – as a luxury good or a staple – should affect your perception of where where you think Photobucket.com. the housing market is heading, according to an interesting New York Times article.  According to the story, … Continue reading

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Link’s next challenge?

It’s time to declare Link Light Rail “basically on target” for ridership. July’s weekday ridership averaged 24,145 vs. a December projection (page 17) of 26,600 for by mid-2010, and it’s done so during a downturn in both jobs and travel. It’s hard to guess how quickly ridership … Continue reading

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