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London's Legacy

There's a buzzword at the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games, and it has nothing to do with Wenlock, the games' shiny, one-eyed mascot. "Legacy" is the word on the tip of everybody's tongue: From the 618-acre Olympic Park, set to become a focal point in the regeneration of its East London neighborhood, to new housing, transportation links, and utility infrastructure, the Olympic organizers hope that the massive development for the games will bring about a lasting physical and social transformation in London. More

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To Light, Or Not To Light?

All eyes will be focused on London from July 27 to Aug. 12 for the Olympic Games. The city has been preparing for several years, and, unlike most previous Olympic host cities, has been making a concerted effort to create an infrastructure that will both meet the immediate demands of the games and serve the city well into the future. More

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PlaNYC 2030
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Aqua Vita

To call the lighting master plan for Hangzhou, China's Grand Canal ambitious is to understate the project's accomplishments. More

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Master Plan | Eindhoven, the Netherlands

An integrated approach to urban lighting melds Eindhoven's past, present, and future. More

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Master Plan | Philadelphia

Innovative urban lighting plans are revitalizing the form and character of the center city district. More

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Master Plan | Paris

An integral part of Paris' urban redevelopment, a new lighting master plan is one for the people. More

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Master Plan | San Luis Potosi

Lighting links the city's historic past to the present and restores a sense of civic pride. More

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Article Discusses Light Issues on the National Mall

As the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. by its very nature is a city focused on rules and regulations, and buildings are no exception. In "Bathed In the Right Light," a Washington Post article for August 26, 2007, authored by culture critic Philip Kennicott, the behind-the-scenes process of how lighting has evolved on the Mall and the challenges involved in how best to light these iconic buildings and monuments is discussed. (Click through to next page for the story link.) More

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A Moment in Nature

An unprecedented urban place-making opportunity on Manhattan's West Side is about to become a reality. The conversion of the High Line, an abandoned 1.45-mile-long elevated rail structure that runs north-south for 22 blocks, is the focus of four master plan proposals by multi-disciplinary teams on view at the Center for Architecture in New York City through August 14, as well as on the Friends of the High Line (FHL) website at www.thehighline.org. More

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