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2006 - Issue 1

Radio-frequency tracking devices attached to grocery carts have shown that people move through a grocery store in a different manner than was previously thought.

2006 - Issue 1

The National Center for Boundless Playgrounds®, the first national nonprofit dedicated to opening the world of play to children of all abilities, is pleased to announce new Playground Industry Partners.

2006 - Issue 1

One widely held tenet of better building design is the importance of learning from the successes and deficiencies of current or just-built projects. Often such learning has been done during a post-occupancy evaluation (POE). Several articles cover new approaches to eliciting and implementing project feedback.

2006 - Issue 1

The aim of a healing garden is to provide a place of respite and renewal. Yet such a goal has to include the different needs of patients, visitors, and staff. An evaluation of how three healing gardens at a pediatric cancer center were used and appreciated provides insight into maximizing the use of healing gardens for these diverse populations.

2006 - Issue 1

This article examines the source of concern over decorative fountains and water features in hospital environments and raises questions about whether or not evidence exists to substantiate these concerns.

2006 - Issue 1

After an extensive review of the literature and their own professional experiences, two elder-care researchers have reached conclusions about the design of dining spaces in senior living facilities.

2006 - Issue 1

People who walk for health may prefer different features in the environment than do those who commute by foot.

2006 - Issue 1

After a review of empirical research, as opposed to popular sentiment, researchers can state definitively that in an acute-care setting private rooms provide several benefits.

2006 - Issue 1

Researchers in Melbourne, Australia, have determined the distribution of native and exotic birds differed in four general types of urban habitats. 

2006 - Issue 1

Several surveys by professional organizations may indicate that the era of the “Not So Big” house may have dawned.

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