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Earthquake refugees in Balakot, Pakistan, cannot protect livestock. 06 In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Pakistan and India last October, Architects for Aid (A4A)—an organization that helps improve the design and management of disaster shelters—recognized that since many of the area’s inhabitants are dependent on animals to survive the winter, destruction of livestock shelters and veterinary facilities could worsen the crisis. The organization joined with the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), and in late November sent Sam Price of London’s UV Architects to Pakistan to develop prototype animal shelters.

The commission is part of a $190 million redevelopment of the East Harbor district. The hall is scheduled to open in 2009. O. of “exploring the power of architecture Christine McEntee has been named to elevate and enrich the human the AIA’s first female executive vice experience,” while also spending more president and chief executive officer, time with his family. Koonce estabsucceeding Norman L. Koonce, FAIA, lished closer working relationships who retires on December 31. O. of the American 74,000 in 2004.

More garbage, scattered in every direction; imploded homes; cars somehow thrown through front doorways. City Park is brown, not its usual green. Trees with roots the size of people have been ripped from the ground. Driving on Canal Street that night, I see that electricity has returned, but National Guard Humvees and police cars line most intersections for safety. Areas just outside here are pitch dark, and 8:30 at night might as well be 2:30 in the morning. I lose track of where I am while driving with a friend west toward Rock N’ Bowl, a newly reopened nightspot in Mid-City.

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