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LearnEnglish Professionals NEW URBANISM AUDIOSCRIPT www.britishcouncil.org/professionals.htm © The British Council, 2006 The United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity. Listen to an interview with an architect who explains about the trend of New Urbanism Interviewer Contemporary architecture is getting more and more spectacular. Developments in computer technology mean that it is now possible to build things which would have been impossible twenty years ago. However, while the great signature buildings like Gehry's Bilbao Guggenheim and Foster's "gherkin" make headlines, there is another important trend in contemporary architecture. It's called "new urbanism". Kevin Whitehead is a young architect from Manchester, and also a "new urbanist". Kevin, is "new urbanism" just a way of reacting against important and expensive signature buildings?
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