CLUI Kiosk On View In NYC

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Whitney Museum Providing Space Through May 2006
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112 CLUI touchscreen kiosk at the Whitney Museum in New York. CLUI photoTHE WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN Art has generously provided temporary floorspace for a CLUI informational kiosk in their venue on Madison Avenue, in Manhattan. The kiosk contains a program, navigated by a touch-sensitive screen, that introduces users to the Center and its projects. Similar CLUI touchscreens have been sent to other museums and public display spaces domestically, and abroad.

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Vacation: Dauphin Island

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443 House on Dauphin Island. CLUI photo AN EXHIBIT ABOUT DAUPHIN ISLAND was on display at the Center for Land Use Interpretation’s Los Angeles exhibit hall this winter, as part of the Center’s Coastal Islands: Fragments of America program. The exhibit, titled Vacation: Dauphin Island, looked at the community there as a representative extreme of the architecture that has immerged in the hurricane and flood-prone Gulf coast.

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Winter 2006

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December 1, 2006
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Maybe we will finally be able to see the forest when we cut down all the trees. - Confucius, attributed

Editor's Note: On the Horizon

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Unusual Real Estate Listing # 6384 Fort Montgomery, NY

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442 Fort Montgomery projects into the Richelieu River, on the Canadian border. The property comes with 365 acres, 88 of which are under water. CLUI photo365 ACRES WITH FRONTAGE ON, and under, Lake Champlain is for sale in northern New York. The property comes with a 19th century fortification, Fort Montgomery, that while in need of some repair, is still largely intact. Furthermore, the property abuts the Canadian Border, making this an excellent opportunity to add to the defense of the nation.

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City Insight: Phoenix

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The Rise of Phoenix
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436 A directional sign for pilots points the way to town, built by Boy Scouts in the 1950s, during the ascendancy of Phoenix into a megacity propelled by aviation. Below the sign is the Salt River Sportsman’s Club shooting range. CLUI photoTHE MAIN AIRPORT IN PHOENIX Arizona is called Sky Harbor, and indeed this landlocked city’s harbor is the sky. With the Salt River on its south side, and Honeywell’s engine plant on the north side, the airport, like the city of Phoenix itself, resides at the fulcrum between water and aviation.

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Some Remarkable Places Not on the Parkway

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Region in Focus
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Even if it is a road to nowhere, the Blue Ridge Parkway does pass by some remarkable American attractions, which can be visited by leaving the park.

417 Travellers on the highway have no clues that they are driving over the top of Natural Bridge when they approach the community of Natural Bridge. The bridge has had a road on it for over 150 years. CLUI photoNatural Bridge: Pagans and Christians

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The Blue Ridge Parkway

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Reeling Along a Ribbon of Road
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410 CLUI photoTHE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY IS unabashedly America’s drive-through National Park. Unlike other parks, where roads have been strategically placed and designed for motor touring and access within established parklands, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a park built to surround a single, newly constructed road, and in places it is as narrow as 200 feet. It is an interpretive driving trail, with pull outs, overlooks, sculpted landscapes, and material artifacts on display to appreciate, as you drive by.

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