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Top 10 Problems in Building Performance/The Seven Principles of Universal Design

The two sets of items presented in the included lists approach the issue of quality of design and building from two different and diametrically opposed positions:  the "Top 10 Problems in Building Performance" represent the cumulative experience of the author over a period of 40 years, while "The Seven Principles of Universal Design" resulted from the deliberations by members of the Center for Universal Design.

Walking and Neighborhoods: What Works?

Transportation and health experts continue to tout the benefits of walking for exercise and for neighborhood errands. One recent review examines eighteen separate studies on walking to determine common factors in the environment that might help or hinder walking, while another lays out guidelines to help quantify what makes a street or walkway comfortable for pedestrians—laying the groundwork for an assessment tool. Originally published in Issue 4, 2004.


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