Mentally fatigued individuals have different preferences for relaxation.
The space syntax community continues to actively research human interaction by studying how people move and behave in buildings, neighborhoods, and cities.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) polled almost 2,000 members of the general public to determine their favorite buildings in the United States.
How does neighborhood design influence or mitigate traffic stress?
Residential units at floor level add to street appeal.
How can planners plan for, or maintain, diverse social neighborhoods? Perhaps using tools from landscape ecology can help urban designers gain new insights into these neighborhoods.
Ideas from malls and mainstreets have much in common.
The factors influencing the quality of life differ for people who have lived for less than five years in a community compared to those who have lived there for more than 15 years.
Both Talen and Craw et al. recently have completed research related to the design of optimal urban spaces. While Craw and her colleagues have investigated issues related to the graffiti afflicting many areas, Talen has looked more holistically at developing measures for well-designed urban spaces.
Splashes of colored light in the night skies can be pleasant or unpleasant, just as colors and lights can be used effectively in indoor spaces. One recent article discusses use of colored lights outdoors, while a second discusses the use of color and light in hospital spaces.