19 Nov 2019

What A Society Designed For Well-Being Looks Like

In early June last 2018, the back-to-back suicides of celebrities Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade,

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24 Sep 2019

How To Make Your Website More User-Friendly

Websites are so much more than the basic outlets for information that they once were.

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06 Apr 2019

Better Spaces For Mental Health

Clinical psychologist Lucy Maddox asks: how can we move away from mental health clinics that

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20 Dec 2018

How We Can Design Timeless Cities For Our Collective Future

There’s a creeping sameness in many of our newest urban buildings and streetscapes, says architect

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06 Dec 2018

Designing Cities To Counter Loneliness? Let’s Explore The Possibilities

Do you feel lonely? If you do, you are not alone. While you may think

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17 Sep 2018

How To Make Creative Cities — From Buildings To Buses

“I am in love with cities,” says British designer and architect Thomas Heatherwick (TED Talk: Building the

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03 Sep 2018

What Would Cities Look Like If They Were Designed By Mothers?

Architecture’s lack of diversity shows in environments created by people who never need step-free access

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14 May 2018

What Makes Housing Great? Here’s New York City’s Guide

Anyone can use the city’s new guide to affordable housing–and eventually, it could go global.

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09 May 2018

A Playful Solution To The Housing Crisis

Frustrated by her lack of self-determination in the housing market, Sarah Murray created a computer

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12 Apr 2018

The Plague Inspired Da Vinci To Design A City. We Should Steal His Ideas

The bubonic plague spread, in part, because of poor urban planning. Leonardo da Vinci came

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07 Apr 2018

How To Solve Problems Like A Designer

These four design strategies can help us start to tackle complex, real-world problems: 1. Observation

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07 Mar 2018

Life Imitating Art, Architectures Imitating Nature

“These biomimetic designs reflect the natural world.” Architects have long been inspired by nature. Evidence

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27 Feb 2018

The 14 Epic Must-See Libraries Of The World

A cab driver once told me that, at the age of eight, he walked 10

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30 Nov 2017

Why Are Cities Full Of Uncomfortable Benches

It’s not just you, city benches are actually designed to be uncomfortable.   This video

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28 Nov 2017

How The ‘Queen Of The Curve’ Redefined Our Cities Around The World

From Beirut to Beijing, Zaha Hadid’s distinctive buildings have transformed skylines around the world. Nicknamed

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20 Nov 2017

The World Is Poorly Designed. But Copying Nature Helps.

In 1989, Japan’s Shinkansen Bullet Train had a problem. It was really fast, pushing 170

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20 Jul 2017

What 5,000 Americans Think About Urban Design

Park benches, well-maintained lots, planters full of bright flowers, lamp posts — these are public

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29 Jun 2017

The Top 10 Airports You’ll Actually Love

Airport architecture has evolved to reflect the culture of our cities—and more energy-efficient design. With

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19 Jun 2017

Smart And Green Real Estate Makes Money Sense, Really

Improved light, ventilation and heat control can boost workers’ productivity by thousands of dollars a

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13 Apr 2017

Amsterdam’s Game Of Thrones Is A Masterpiece

Historical videos inspired by “Game of Thrones,” photos of long-lost neighborhoods, and maps of the

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29 Mar 2017

Amazing Project That You Wouldn’t Believe, Even If You Were Told

Desperate times call for desperate measures, and no time in history was as desperate as

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28 Mar 2017

The 10 Maps Of Exquisite Beauty And Elegance

During much of history, maps were designed as much for beauty and display as for

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06 Mar 2017

Why Culture Should Drive City Planning

In my view, while infrastructure and services are necessary for environmental health, it is culture

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14 Feb 2017

Valentines Day: My Heart Is Zoned Exclusively For You

An alternative to cheesy Hallmark cards for the urban planner who zoned your heart. Commercial

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03 Feb 2017

In Melbourne, Again: Artists Turn Vandalism Into Art

The Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Robert Doyle, recently proposed new bylaws to give police additional

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14 Dec 2016

How Cities Can Evolve Through Architecture

“What we’ve learned about modern cities in China was always from the West. But after

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17 Oct 2016

The New Temple Of Art That You Maybe Stepping Underneath

“There were very few people outside the water system who knew this massive space was

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26 Sep 2016

The Smartest Schools In The World Are Also Beautifully Smart

Design — it is probably the last thing on parents’ list of considerations when choosing

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13 Sep 2016

High Tech Forest? In A Hotel? Only In Dubai.

Dubai is to embark on another ambitious project — this time building a 7,000 square

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19 Aug 2016

Your Next Taxi Ride Could Be A Joy Ride In The Sky

Skytran recently launched it’s pilot project in Tel Aviv last year. The company’s ‘sky taxis’

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06 Aug 2016

The First Solar-Powered Town Will Come From Down Under

The push to go green is in full swing. This steadily increasing trend has pushed

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04 Aug 2016

Experiencing Biblical Noah’s Ark, Brought To Kentucky

A creationist group called “Answers in Genesis” who describe themselves as “a fundamentalist Christian apologetics

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14 Jul 2016

Our Modern Grid Design For Cities, Not So Modern After All

The ruins of Timgad lies on the slopes of the Aures Massif, about 35 km

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08 Jul 2016

Utopia’s British Brutalist Architecture, In [Re]view

A new project by photographer Rory Gardiner and studio esinam highlights the subtle beauties hidden

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16 Jun 2016

The World’s Largest Adobe City In Chan Chan

Located near the Pacific coast in the Peruvian region of La Libertad, 5 km west

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13 Jun 2016

When The Trip To The Airport Is A Journey In Itself

A city always begins with one airport, usually located outside the city limits to allow

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07 Jun 2016

Public Space Design In The US Through 174 Parks In 25 Cities

Evidence continues to accumulate that parks contribute to greater public health, but for whom? One

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26 May 2016

Miami’s Simple & Visual Code For Zoning Chaos Into Order

After a population explosion and building binge led to haphazard and random growth, Miami became

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24 May 2016

Top 10 Urban Projects Made For People, By Its People

Take a close look at 10 of the Best Urban Projects in the World. I’ve always

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18 May 2016

In The City That Never Sleeps, You May Soon Also Walk On Water

This bridge would restore a link between Brooklyn and Governors Island. New York hasn’t built

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17 May 2016

The Top 10 Literary Cities Of The World

“You don’t write because you want to say something… you write because you have something to

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16 May 2016

The World’s Best Museums & Galleries To See Now

10. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands About 900,000 objects fill the Rijksmuseum, the largest collection of art

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13 May 2016

Amazing Discovery Of A Well-Preserved 2,000-Year-Old Wooden Road

Long ago, a large part of north-western Europe, particularly Ireland and Great Britain, were covered

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11 May 2016

Portugal’s Bordalo II Keeps Proving Trash Can Be Beautiful

Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo, known in the art world as Bordalo II, uses trash

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06 May 2016

The World’s 10 Most Complicated Outdoor Mazes

Ever wanted to get lost somewhere? Well, there are some mazes out there where you

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04 May 2016

How A City’s Identity Is Shaped By Its Fonts

Most city dwellers speed-walk along crowded streets each day, barely taking notice of the typography

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02 May 2016

The Truly Godly Treasures Hidden In Quito Ecuador

The historic city of Quito, Ecuador, is remarkable for its many beautiful churches, especially the

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12 Apr 2016

In Mexico, Turning Art Into Architecture & Architecture Into Art

The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), located in downtown Mexico, is the largest university

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06 Apr 2016

The Less-Known, Curious, & Enchanting Stave Churches In Norway

During the Middle Ages, a new type of wooden construction technique became popular all over

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31 Mar 2016

Bringing Back Medieval Medicinal Gardens To The Future

It’s full of lush medicinal plants—and no, marijuana is not one of them. While some

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