Built Environment

Well designed environments assist our economy, wellbeing and happiness, says Sarah Wigglesworth. Yet money equals power in controlling the shape of built environment. She asserts that designers must act as leaders rather than slaves to their clients.
Sep 20, 2013   Building Design
Emily Badger examines the intersection of neuroscience and architecture, an emerging area of study that promises to produce environments that support and enhance our brain function.
Nov 6, 2012   Pacific Standard
The Museum Tower in Dallas, a giant glass condominium, rears its ugly head as it reflects glaring light onto the site it was named after.
Jun 26, 2012   The Design Observer Group
Spencer Fleury looks into the contradictory nature of his hometown Detroit; as the city commonly praised for its car culture is now being crushed by it.
Apr 25, 2012   Beyond the Cul de Sac
New report out of Dartmouth College says America needs to build, to boost recovery and improve global competitiveness.
Apr 13, 2011   Huffington Post
Conrad deFiebre sums up the benefits of living in a walkable neighborhood, from improved health to improved wealth, both via higher property values and less of hard-earned dollars paid out to oil and car companies.
Jul 11, 2010   Twin Cities Daily Planet
Filmmaker Keiichi Matsuda imagines a future where augmented reality is everywhere, blanketing the built environment with advertising and interactive elements.
May 7, 2010   Vimeo
The latest news in the impact of the built environment on health: A new study says that children who live within 150 meters of congested roads have higher body mass indexes than kids that do not.
Feb 7, 2010   Streetsblog
This piece from <em>Next American City</em> looks at health in New York City, and why the city's new health commissioner is looking at elevators, escalators and other subtleties of the built environment.
Feb 1, 2010   Next American City
While cities may seem permanent, a group called Architecture 2030 claims that a majority of the buildings in cities today will be rebuilt by the year 2035.
Jan 25, 2010   Grist
This essay from <em>Places</em> offers five simple ways to make the world a better place -- and they're all related to the built environment.
Nov 23, 2009   Places