February 25, 2013, 6am PST
Using a set of mid-February photographs from Iceland, Chuck Wolfe describes scaled expressions of urban settlement and transport in Iceland and derives principles for building better places.
February 20, 2013, 7am PST
Researchers are beginning to understand how the human brain is hard-wired to respond to certain patterns, colors, and proportions. The result is "a revolution in the science of design," says Lance Hosey, and "most people...aren’t even aware of it."
April 26, 2010, 9am PDT
A paint company is sponsoring a project to brighten up dull communities by painting them with bright colors.
March 24, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>The city of Tempe, Arizona, is experimenting with brightly colored bike lanes to try to improve bicycle safety.</p>