A study from the University of Oregon has laid the foundation for a new level of architectural outcome: how the materials of buildings can facilitate healthy kinds of bacteria while managing the pernicious sort.
Feb 27, 2014 Fast Co. Design
Louise Bethune was a trailblazer in architecture, yet her burial place didn't even bear her name for over a century. Buffalo's industry heavyweights honored her with a memorial marker last month.
Jan 5, 2014 Fast Co. Design
Google and Yelp have changed the way people navigate their urban environment over the past several years by utilizing GPS to help users locate nearby goods and services. But what do you do when you want to search where you will be, not where you are?
Feb 16, 2012 Fast Co. Design
Levittown is the quintessential American suburb. A new proposal seeks to reinvent it as a hub for small businesses.
Apr 28, 2011 Fast Co. Design
An emerging design movement is trying to counteract obesity in American cities.
Feb 26, 2011 Fast Co. Design
Urban designer David Green talks with Anthony Lyons, Director of the city of Gainesville's Community Redevelopment Agency, about his successes in the city and how other cities can become more livable.
Feb 10, 2011 Fast Co. Design
It's kind of hard to tell, on a day-to-day basis, that humankind is drastically affecting the health of the environment -- a reality that makes arguing for sustainability even more difficult, according to Harry West.
Nov 18, 2010 Fast Co. Design
Five finalists have been announced in a design competition to rethink the park near St. Louis' iconic Gateway Arch. <em>Fast Co. Design</em> takes a look at the contenders.
Sep 10, 2010 Fast Co. Design
Most crosswalks are straight lines, but many people walk across streets in an arc. One designer has proposed changing the way crosswalks are painted to improve pedestrian safety.
Sep 7, 2010 Fast Co. Design