News of note: Land use, the art exhibit, upcoming at the Jan Bekman Gallery in New York ... Blair Kamin looks at reinventing Randhurst, Chicago’s first enclosed shopping mall … The city of Harrisburg may have to file for bankruptcy ... Costly Build America bonds may not be all they are cracked up to be … This month’s highlighted working paper: Land Development, Municipal Finance, and Urban Expansion in Globalizing China ... USA weighs in on dismantling urban highways and LEED-NDThe Northeast corridor, which should be a model for inter-city rail and instead a maddening trip on the Acela, inexplicably is not part of recovery or stimulus plans ... Remember when boarded-up windows in derelict buildings were painted to look like all was well? This town is trying something similar, but for storefronts .... Informal settlement can be virtuously green ... Boston, along with Los Angeles, the Twin Cities, and Aspen, has been targeted for a new effort by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to celebrate and preserve modern architecture.