Design

With Boston's first parklets off to a slow start, observers wonder whether their low usage is due to poor planning, bad design, or insufficient outreach. With the parklets set to reopen in the spring, can they be tweaked to succeed?
Nov 18, 2013   Boston Globe
Seattle is reclaiming it's right of way to create a pedestrian street. Landscape architects SvR Design Co. and Hewitt presented two different concepts for the park, one that is "measured" and one that "meanders."
Feb 24, 2010   Daily Journal of Commerce
This article recalls the story of Patricia Moore, who dressed up as an 80-year-old woman to better understand how the elderly interact with products and the built environment.
Feb 3, 2010   California College of the Arts
With the devastation in Haiti fresh in mind, <em>Good</em>'s Alissa Walker takes a look at the growing practice of sharing design ideas.
Jan 28, 2010   Good
This episode of <em>DnA</em> wonders whether design and architecture will be able to help Haiti revive itself.
Jan 20, 2010   KCRW
Check out these photos from the most appealing subway stations around the world - from the ultra modern in Barcelona to the cave-like tunnels in Stockholm.
Dec 8, 2009   designboom
Architecture and biomimicry are joining forces. A new city being planned in a flood-prone region of India is using the concept of mimicking nature to build a city that better responds to its environmental conditions.
Aug 27, 2009   Harvard Magazine
At PieLab in Greensboro, Alabama, locals mingle with designers attempting to do use design to do good, with a slice of pie on the side.
Jun 20, 2009   Fast Company
In an exhibition called Global Street Food at the Vitra Design Museum, portable kitchens from all over the world are presented.
Jun 11, 2009   Metropolis Magazine
According to government officials and real estate executives, Frank Gehry is out as the architect for Barclays Center arena.
Jun 6, 2009   The New York Times
Recent studies in neuroscience show that the design of the built environment affects the way you feel and your behavior. New brain scan technology is revealing emotional reactions to color choice, rounded corners, and ceiling height.
May 11, 2009   Fast Company