An unexpected source produces a comprehensive guide to designing spaces that encourage physical activity.
In this blog, I frequently discuss ways the physical environment can be used to increase the likelihood that people are in a positive mood.
A new free-to-all website (address below) shares news about urban planning/design innovations and experiments.
What connections are there between physical form of neighborhoods and human behavior?
Walking to school has multiple benefits.
Walking enhances cognitive performance.
A recent study makes a comprehensive assessment of the relationship between neighborhood satisfaction, naturalness, and openness, while another looks at sustainable neighborhood design.
Walkers travel slower if vegetation is nearby but traffic isn't.
Evidence from two recent studies support the view that trees and grass around public housing sites can reduce some aggression and deter crime. Originally published in Issue 1, 2002.
It is necessary to consider the safety and security of facility users under abnormal, as well as normal, conditions and for design or management staff to examine their facility plans for both potential trouble spots and characteristics that facilitate help when problems do arise.