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In the fields of transportation and land use planning, the public sector has long taken the leading role in the collection, analysis, and …

Big Data

Construction: The next great tech transformation

Mired by underdigitization and fragmentation, construction must find a new way to build.<p><b>Imagine you want to</b> buy a new car. You find the make and …

Construction

CityWays

1. Effect of Weather on Pedestrian Trip Count and Duration: City-Scale Evaluations Using Mobile Phone Application Data<br>:Under Review<p>2. Examining …

MIT

This Is Your Brain on Architecture

In her new book, Sarah Williams Goldhagen presents scientific evidence for why some buildings delight us and others—too many of them—disappoint.<p>Sarah Williams Goldhagen was the architecture critic for <i>The New Republic</i> for many years, a role she combined with teaching at Harvard University’s Graduate …

Design Thinking

Physical activity inequality can explain obesity differences | Ars Technica

Unwalkable cities, activity inequality, and obesity are a tricky blend.<p>On average, people in the US take around the same number of steps daily as …

Social Justice

With better data access, urban planners could help ease our weight problems

A recent episode of ABC TV’s Ask the Doctor pointed to poor urban planning as a major culprit in worsening obesity rates and associated lifestyle …

Sustainable Development Goals

Is Your Office Making You Fat?

Yep. It's also messing with your hormones.<p>In the U.S., we spend 90 percent of our time indoors, leaving a total of 17 hours a week for outdoor activities. The built environment is our larger world, one that is affecting us in many unexpected ways.<p>The following three unintended workplace …

Wellness

PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK: Emma Miloyo

In Summary<p>I actively seek to connect young women professionals in built environment to each other, to young graduates and to students.<br>• Through various …

Kenya

Coverage: Core77 Design Awards

What is Core77?Since its inception in 1995, Core77 has served as a hub for creatives and designers of all ages and experience levels to get together …

Avant-garde

Our country’s rich diversity is reflected in its architecture

<i>Thunder Bay architect John K. Stephenson was elected OAA president earlier this year.</i><p>By the time the Blitz was over and the Luftwaffe had turned so much of London into rubble, the resolute Winston Churchill, calling for reconstruction of the great city, remarked: “We shape our buildings, and …

Canada

Great article by Maryn McKenna on the hunt for new antibiotics w/ crowdsourcing help

This is definitely worth a read:<p>Or a listen to since there is an audio version of the story (see below).\<p>The article basically discusses work by Adam …

Who cares whether Canberra is cool?

So, the black-garbed, latte-sipping hipsters of Melbourne don't think Canberra is cool?<p>My first reaction to Jorian Gardner's very funny article in <i>The</i> …

Brisbane

Miami’s Feminine Footprint

<i>Miami is the only major American city to be founded by a woman - once you start looking for her legacy, it’s almost impossible not to see it</i> …

Everglades National Park

Alleged mishandling of Flint Legionnaire’s outbreak leads to manslaughter charges for MI health chief

This is a pretty big deal.<p>Nick Lyon is the highest-ranking state official to be charged in the crisis.<p>The director of the Department of HHS in …

Toranoko Nursery: A Multi-Generational Hub for Young and Old - INDESIGNLIVE SINGAPORE | Daily Connection to Architecture and Design

Landlocked Yamanashi prefecture is well known for its forests and natural parks, but it’s the imposing beauty of sublime Mount Fuji that’s truly …

Architecture

Here Are Your Built Environment Honorees for the 2017 Core77 Design Awards

Built Environment: Spatial design as it relates to physical interiors, exhibitions or installations, either permanent or temporary, for private, …

Design

The latest Slow movement: Slow Space

What is Slow Space? Cambridge, Mass. architect Mette Aamodt describes it as being “akin to slow food for the built environment, that focuses on …

Sustainability

BIM for Project Management

Director of Built Environment Professional Groups (RICS)<p>30 May 2017 For discussion<p>We are pleased to announce the launch of our new paper - BIM for …

Project Management

SCA seizes the light with solar deal at malls

Retail landlord SCA Property Group is making the most of its mall rooftops, with a $4.33 million deal to install solar panels at four of its shopping …

Renewable Energy

Architects can lead climate change fight as U.S. pulls out of Paris Accord

To help save the environment, focus on a better built environment<p>Business leaders, U.S. mayors, even the head of Goldman Sachs agree that President Trump’s decision to pull out of the historic Paris accord to battle climate change is a terrible one, and have agreed to double down on efforts to …

Climate

Leaving Paris agreement is a step backward on climate change

Chip Somodevilla, Getty ImagesPresident Donald Trump announces his decision for the United States to pull out of the Paris climate agreement in the …

Climate

Government may pilot new contracting models for public sector building projects

SINGAPORE: The Government is looking at piloting collaborative contracting models for public sector construction projects, to minimise situations …

Innovation

For Display Only: 7 Forward-Thinking Furniture Showrooms

One of the most important aspects of furniture design is the architecture around it. The role that furnishings play in an architectural project is well appreciated, but the reverse is not always understood. The built environment bears a great influence on the design, presentation and perception of …

Architecture

Infrastructure for the Built Environment: Global Procurement Strategies : Global Procurement Strategies: Rodney Howes: 9780080461656: Telegraph bookshop

by Rodney Howes, Herbert Robinson<p>Throughout the world there is a growing demand for high quality public services to support socio-economic development. Infrastructure is central to improving the level of public services and the quality of the built environment. But in key areas such as transport, …

Procurement

Artecology: new habitats for freshwater art and science

New life springing from an Artecology earth-cast pool. Image: Artecology<p>We’ve heard how aquatic habitat quality and connectivity is a key factor in …

Ecology

Aurecon Strengthens Business In Asia With New Leadership Appointments

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has announced new leadership appointments in Asia to strengthen its business in the …

Leadership

Learning from zoos – how our environment can influence our health

We are told that we are a nation of couch potatoes, lacking the will and the strength to turn around the obesity tanker. We all need a little help in …

Tom Hanks

Augmented Reality, Piezoelectric Power Could Enhance Built Environment

Emerging technologies will bring major changes to the real estate industry, prompting questions that people will be pondering over the coming months …

Augmented Reality

michael jantzen reforming the built environment with digital manipulation

may 12, 2017<p>japan pavilion presents takahiro kawasaki's solo exhibition at the venice art biennale<p>featuring a selection of three-dimensional works …

Architecture

A Postal City in Transition

The James A. Farley Post Office opened in 1914 on Eighth Avenue between 31st and 32nd Streets in New York City, a few years after its neighbor, …

Architecture