A green answer to Vanity Fair's architecture poll has its own blind spot | Culture Monster | Los Angeles Times

Among critics and architects alike, there has been a rising understanding that architecture is not just about stand-alone icons but is tied inextricably to urban planning, real-estate speculation, capital flows, ecology and various kinds of networks -- and similarly that architecture criticism means more than simply writing about impressive new landmarks, green or not, produced by the world's best-known firms.