Point of View - Point of View September 2015 Site Staff FacebookPinterestTwitterLinkedin Why We Hug the Edge of Open Spaces Nikos Salingaros, The tenth and final installment of the Biophilia and Healing Environments series examines how human biology dictates the design of the physical settings we inhabit. A Decade after Katrina, Tulane Expands Its Social Innovation Agenda Dora Sapunar, The newly founded Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking at Tulane University seeks to blur the lines between the academic environment and the larger community, by acting as a resource to both. What To Do with Lost Spaces Under NYC's Bridges, Highways, Subway Tracks? Susan Chin, A study by the Design Trust for Public Space and the Department of Transportation suggests ways to reclaim 7,000 miles in U.S. cities for public use. The Importance of Listening to Lessons From Nature Nikos Salingaros, The ninth installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series juxtaposes the focus on innovative form for its own sake with biophilic design. Considering the Long-Term Impact of Design Awards Anne-Marie Lubenau, Past winners of the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) talk about how they use their winnings to chart the way forward. New City Playgrounds Explore Undirected Play Grace Lo, What are other, less fearful cultures than our own, doing to give children autonomy and adventure? Modernist Minimalism and Our Relationships with Our Buildings Nikos Salingaros, The eighth installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series shows how our evolutionary heritage helps us see buildings viscerally, and not as intellectualized abstractions. What If Buying a House Were More Like Buying a Car? Kira Gould, Architects recognize that modern families care about the environment and aesthetics. Yesterday's Great Workplace Experiment Finds its Footing Tamy Cozier, Cloud-based technologies have made hoteling an attractive option for both large employers and freelancers.