August 2011

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Researchers from Yale, Arizona State, Texas A&M and Stanford predict that by 2030 urban areas will expand by 590,000 square miles -- nearly the size of Mongolia -- to accommodate the needs of 1....
Research at UC Davis - based on a data on 15,000 adolescents in the USA has found that: Happier adolescents were less likely to report involvement in crime or drug use. Adolescents with minor, or...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/aug/23/archaeologists-discover-roman-port-wales
Over the past 30-40 years the open plan office has been seen by management theorists as the route to optimal efficiency and interactive creativity.  The consequence was that in most towns and...
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21128254.200-your-faeces-my-furry-friend-are-blowin-in-the-wind.html
Yes - to do with class - agitators' alienation from their families, the local community and mainstream society disinhibits them from caring about the harm they cause others. http://www....
if you want to make your own mind up about research and statistics then you need to read and understand this - and its not difficult! http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/aug/05/bad-science-...
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/architecture/a-new-vision-for-the-grande-dame-of-victorian-rail-2332080.html
A patent has been filed by the University of Nottingham Ningbo China for a material that uses "latent heat" to stabilise temperatures.    Ice in an ice filled drink holds the...
Future trends in global population growth could be significantly affected by improvements in both the quality and quantity of education, particularly female education. The research reinforces earlier...
Study 1 - American Journal of Public Health Study size 6000 plus Older women who live in a lower socioeconomic status neighborhood are more likely to exhibit lower cognitive functioning than women...
The consideration of pets is generally excluded from any education in the built environment, despite the fact that around 45 pecent of households in the UK host at least one pet. http://www.dognews....
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/uoc--wia080211.php With retail areas struggling to find a role in age of superstores and internet transactions, a transition to leisure and food based...
Proposed public health responsibilities for local authorities have been outlined in the white paper Healthy Lives, Healthy People.  Those relating to urban design include: • obesity and...
Six volunteer design teams have been selected to create a vision and redevelopment plan for six major downtown sites that clearly need such attention.  http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2011/...
http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/canada/cutting-edge-design-hallmark-of-new-toronto-lakefont-59687.html
Fort Collins is a small city of around 150,000 people in Colorado, and is sufficiently interest in its future that it runs its own urban design award.  http://www.ncbr.com/article.asp?id=58961...
Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society....
Daniel Miller, Professor of anthropology at University College London, has published research into Facebook: the site performs the role of a "meta-friend", a place where users log on to...
It seems that Paul Finch, chair of CABE at the Design Council has made remarks regarding traditional proponents of traditional architecture to which exception has been taken by the Traditional...
Eric Pickles is reported in the Telegraph as wishing to encourage the provision of parking in town centres.  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/8673891/Parking-fees-will-fall-in-town-centres-...