Project designers are increasingly including participation by children and young adults in their design processes. Several recent publications consider this issue—particularly in the context of urban design.
Neal Kumar Katyal of the Georgetown University Law Center breaks that mind-set and reviews in detail several effective design strategies to reduce crime.
One of the feature articles in our last issue (October 2002, p. 1) covered two studies on walking behavior and neighborhood aesthetics. Three more studies also conclude that neighborhood design affects who walks, and how often then walk.
Humans routinely modify the land around them, often leading to ecological and social consequences—consequences that can affect the landscape’s character. This is the second of a two-part article that examines some current research on how landscape preferences can support actions to preserve an area’s ecology and character.
The important point here is how pedestrians can be generated in an environment around a catalyst.
Reduction in ambient noise—a significant environmental stressor—has recently been shown to improve workers’ image of their employers and attachment to employing companies.
Individuals traversing urban areas move in as straight a line as possible—even if that route requires grade changes.
Neuroscientists trying to explain the popularity of the 500-year-old Ryoanji Temple Rock Garden in Kyoto, a UNESCO world heritage cultural property, have determined that the spaces between the rocks and moss in the garden create a fractal tree shape that is subconsciously pleasing to observers.
Vastu—a 4,000-year-old design philosophy of harmonious design from India—is beginning to attract enough attention in the popular press to replace feng shui as the folk design concept du jour.
There are three emotions that have the most significant influence on consumer loyalty to hotels/hotel chains.