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MIT convenes powerful panel of thinkers to ponder suburbia’s future path

Many architects and urban planners may like to think that the city—the vibrant, pulsating metropolis—is at the center of their orbit. But it’s that much-maligned, often-parodied human habitat known as the suburb that dominates much of the action—the living and working that takes place in the developed world. And that’s a reality that will only become more apparent, according to major themes sounded at a recent conference hosted by MIT’s Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) of the School of Architecture and Planning.

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Architecture loses a legend with passing of pioneering designer Zaha Hadid

Ms. Hadid, 65, was, you see, one of those architects whose fame and impact extended well beyond architecture, design or building construction circles. She was in that exclusive class of groundbreaking architects whose influence extended outward, creating a global brand in the neighborhood of a Calatrava, Gehry, Piano, Pei, Foster, or Koolhaas…and of predecessors such as van der Rohe, Le Corbusier, Kahn. Wright may claim a neighborhood all his own, but Hadid and the others were right up the street.

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Sound Transit recently broke ground on its new Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) East, which will service and house light rail vehicles for the growing fleet in the Puget Sound area. Courtesy of Stantec

Sound Transit recently broke ground on its new Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) East, which will service and house light rail vehicles for the growing fleet in the Puget Sound area. Courtesy of Stantec

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