A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of … Continue reading How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain
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
On my daily walk to work I pass this bus stop ouside Central Station in Sydney. This scene (below) baffles me every day. Obviously the commuters here are sheltering from the wind and rain and maybe lining up for the … Continue reading Planning Fail?
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
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]
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
Daniels B.E.S.T. Lecture: Jennifer Keesmaat “Integrating Walkability in Urban Design” On November 7, 2013, Chief Planner for the City of Toronto Jennifer Keesmaat presented the talk “Walking Your Talk – Integrating Walkability in Urban Design” as part of the Building, … Continue reading 2 Great Lectures on Walkability in Urban Design and Placemaking