Museum marvels and bike-lane battles

This Friday we’re highlighting compelling work in the built environment, from Arup and beyond.

1. Condé Nast Traveler offers its top picks for the most beautiful museums in the world, with a photo gallery of buildings from Lhasa, Tibet to Mexico City, Mexico.

2. In New York Magazine, former New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan discusses the bad politics of bikes and the extreme controversy generated by slabs of cement.

3. The Atlantic examines potential noise pollution combatants, including electric vehicles, leaf-blower bans, targeted sirens, quieter airplanes, and active noise control devices.

4. The Washington Post pays homage to Gillis Lundgren, Ikea’s fourth-ever employee, who designed hundreds of products, created the company logo, and institutionalized the flat-pack model that transformed the furniture industry.

5. Engineering News-Record names the UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay one of the “Best of the Best” in healthcare. The facility aims to use 50% less power that the average US hospital.

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