Electronic billboards distract drivers. Dukic and her team found that “Electronic billboards have an effect on gaze behaviour by attracting more and longer glances than regular traffic signs . . . . Dwell times are longer, the visual time sharing intensity is higher, very long single glances are more frequent, and the number of fixations is greater for the electronic billboards.
Researchers have investigated the design of environments that promote children’s health, from pediatric hospitals to neighborhood streets to play areas.
The idea of airport-centered cities is not new, but Lindsay and Kasarda provide an interesting discussion of the concept in their book, Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next.
What's the influence of neighborhood density on property values?
Researchers at Queen’s University have confirmed common sense expectations about road design and children’s outdoor play.
Hinds and Sparks present a nuanced assessment of people’s responses to natural environments.
Morgan reviews the research supporting therapeutic uses of nature and discusses several recent projects that have put the resulting scientific findings to good use.
Badger reviews research related to the planning of suburban communities, and shares that information with readers outside the design world.
Public health advocates encourage people to ride bicycles and exercise in general to prevent obesity – but what is it like to experience an urban environment while pedaling?