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05 Jun 2006
A Planned City
Brazil
In the 1950's Lucio Costa, a Brazilian architect, proposed a bird shaped (or airplane) garden city for Brazil's new capital city. The city was a collaboration between president Juscelino Kubitscheck, Costa and Oscar Niemeyer.

For more info:
Dreaming up Brasilica, The Economist

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nolvadex

The project intersects with recent public debate in Copenhagen about air pollution in the city. In collaboration with Senior Scientist Jørgen Brandt from The National Environmental Research Institute in Denmark a first prototype is developed for making an indicator that can be placed in the city and display local levels of pollution as well as pollution forecasts on individual streets. The project holds an open source script for displaying data from the Internet in a variety of forms.
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Link of the Week:  
Interview with Fritz Haeg by Nato Thompson

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