Walkers travel slower if vegetation is nearby but traffic isn't.
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Light-rail systems ease traffic congestion and reduce belt sizes.
Susan Rodiek and her colleagues have developed an extraordinarily valuable tool for people creating outdoor spaces for the elderly.
Research conducted at the University of Missouri has linked increasing children’s activity levels to improved student attention spans and a reduction in discipline problems.
Nicoll and Zimring studied the use of stairs and attitudes toward stairs in a newly constructed office building where the main elevators in one section of the building stopped only at every third floor (these are called “skip-stop” elevators).
How should outdoor play areas at schools be designed?
Simpson reviews research related to the design of environments for people with dementia, particularly elderly dementia sufferers.
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Several recent articles have probed the importance of integrating nature into academic design.
Two studies examine how neighborhood and streetscape preferences affect pedestrian behavior. One study investigates how environmental aesthetics and neighborhood design affect walking for exercise, and the other examines visitor path-choice at urban intersections.