The Case for a Feeling Architecture
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The Case for a Feeling Architecture

My mother is a psychologist, so our family talks a lot about emotion.More specifically, we discuss the experience of emotion, because, as she likes to remind me and my sisters, “We don’t think our feelings—we feel them, in our bodies.” According to my mother, it’s this experience of emotion that gives our lives a sense of meaning and vitality; as a result, her work isn’t about intellectual insight or abstract theories, but rather about giving her patients a new experience of themselves in the world.

Defining the 15-minute city
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Defining the 15-minute city

The Storefront Accelerator
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The Storefront Accelerator

The Storefront Accelerator By  Jaime J. Izurieta Your storefront can make you money. Odds are it is not and you are wasting a great opportunity.  Design brings people into your store. It attracts new customers and tells them what your business is about. Once inside, it guides them to what you want them to see.  Most…

Who Decides
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Who Decides

Your neighborhood is chock full of subtle clues about who makes the decisions and who holds the power. Interested in learning more? Watch Power & Health for free on the PBS App or on our website. #PowerAndHealth

To Save the Planet, Start with Sidewalks
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To Save the Planet, Start with Sidewalks

Why does social life matter so much for our sustainable future? And what does the future of our planet have to do with our sidewalks?

Imagine if the places where we live were shaped by our social lives, re-imagined to make it easy for us to gather, shop, have fun, eat together, and meet new people. With this mindset, we would fundamentally change our communities. Maybe this vision is closer than we think: Perhaps, all we have to do to bring this to life is start with the sidewalks.

Mumbai’s Iconic Art Deco Buildings Were Made to Conquer Disease
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Mumbai’s Iconic Art Deco Buildings Were Made to Conquer Disease

Bombay Deco. To residents of India’s largest city, the phrase conjures the spirit of the 1930s, when independence — and architectural experimentation and innovation — was in the air. The megacity known today as Mumbai houses the largest collection of Art Deco buildings outside of Miami.