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Well-intentioned citizens without any formal training in planning are responsible for thousands of land-use decisions every year.
Design can address ways to spur interaction among people in different age groups.
Hospitalized individuals have very particular preferences about the artwork they can see from their hospital beds.
Urban green space is valued by those who use it, with different features being valued in parks of different sizes.
Being exposed to bright light at specific points during the day increases the length of time that people with dementia remain asleep at night.
Designers’ focus on creating experiences for users is relatively new.
As the push for new ideas grows in every segment of society, there is increasing pressure for people to be creative during the work day. Generating new ideas is never easy, so it is important that physical environment support creative work.
More people than ever are turning to the country’s national forests for recreation, and they’re bumping into each other—philosophically, if not literally.
Regular visitors inaccurately estimate urban forest crowding.