China’s Pedestrianization: Reviving a Tradition of Walking for Healthier Cities

Pedestrian-oriented streets not only are safer, improve air quality, and encourage physical activity, but also facilitate commercial and social activity. Although China has rapidly urbanized in the past few decades, many cities across the country are still not easily walkable. According … Continue reading China’s Pedestrianization: Reviving a Tradition of Walking for Healthier Cities

Reyner Banham, Mike Davis, and the Discourse on Los Angeles Ecology

eco– Of or relating to the habitat or environment. –ology The doctrine, theory, or science of a subject. ecology Branch of science concerned with the interrelationships of organisms and their environments, especially as manifested by the natural cycles and rhythms, … Continue reading Reyner Banham, Mike Davis, and the Discourse on Los Angeles Ecology

Revealed: the Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Certification in 2015 [infographic]

There are LEED projects in more than 150 countries and territories, representing every continent except for Antarctica. LEED is being used in highly industrialized nations and newly developing ones, and LEED is helping to demonstrate the enormous power and potential … Continue reading Revealed: the Top 10 Countries for LEED Green Building Certification in 2015 [infographic]

Social Housing Refurbishment in Izegem / Architect Lieven Dejaeghere

Architects: Architect Lieven Dejaeghere Location: Izegem, Belgium Area: 1989.0 sqm Project Year: 2013 Photographs: Tim Van de Velde Tim Van de Velde From the architect. The client is a local social housing company (named Izegemse Bouwmaatschappij), operating in a town … Continue reading Social Housing Refurbishment in Izegem / Architect Lieven Dejaeghere