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Stand Up for Material Health

Stand Up for Material Health

Healthy products advocates collaborate, see a growing market

November 2013
Life with Father

Life with Father

Daughter of furniture industry titan speaks on gender realities

November 2013
Response to Iwan Baan’s TED Talk

Response to Iwan Baan’s TED Talk

Ingenious homes in unexpected places shed new light on the world’s informal settlements

October 2013
A New Humanism: Part 35

A New Humanism: Part 35

The next environment, looking ahead

October 2013
Empathize With Your Customer

Empathize With Your Customer

Avoid the temptation to stereotype when designing for real people

October 2013
Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg

Stress and Wellness in Johannesburg

Columbia GSAPP redefines the relationship between site and studio by studying public health in three cities

October 2013
Uncovering the Future Voices of the Favelas

Uncovering the Future Voices of the Favelas

A field trip reveals flaws in a well-intentioned mapping project

October 2013
New York Paves the Way for Nature-Inspired Innovation

New York Paves the Way for Nature-Inspired Innovation

Local research programs in biomimicry poised to have far-reaching impacts on the built environment

July 2013
How the U.S. Government is Using Technology To Save Oil—and Lives

How the U.S. Government is Using Technology To Save Oil—and Lives

Researching ways to measure the complex interactions between architecture, environment, and culture

June 2013
Ambulance of the Future

Ambulance of the Future

Designing mobile health care is a challenge of space, speed, and flexibility.

May 2013

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