A New Approach: Social Factors in Urban Development by embarqnetwork

Large-scale policy decisions have far-reaching social impacts, while small-scale urban design choices can influence individuals’ interactions with one another. For example, neighborhoods in the city of Belfast, Northern Ireland, with its history of sectarian division , contain areas that are the marked territory of either Protestant and Catholic communities. Even the smallest details – like which side of the sidewalk one walks on, the colors of flagstones, the direction from which one enters a building – can be powerful delineators of territory and ethnic identity. In one case, a developer who wanted to build a housing complex for younger tenants with less exposure to sectarianism hired anthropologists to ensure the development met this goal. The developer tasked these social scientists with exploring the ways that street features and individuals’ movements in particular s...

Full article: http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/node/227866

Tweets

How Bogota's #BRT is an example of including #s...

Large-scale policy decisions have far-reaching social impacts, while small-scale urban design choices can influence indivi...

Balanced City: Planning Urban Systems that Work...

The focus of humanity has slowly shifted from biological evolution to socio-cultural revolution. Yet in spite of all our i...

A balanced #urban life includes #nature. @thisb...

The focus of humanity has slowly shifted from biological evolution to socio-cultural revolution. Yet in spite of all our i...

Chip Shot: Intel Announces New Mobile Software ...

newsroom.intel.com 24 Feb '14, 4pm

, Intel made several announcements regarding its mobile software development tools. Intel announced the Intel® Integrated ...

We need an urban #sustainable development goal from the UN.

We need an urban #sustainable development goal ...

Next year, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), adopted by the United Nations after the Millennium Declaration , are s...

Bitcoin Core Development Falling Behind, Warns BitcoinJ’s Mike Hearn

Bitcoin Core Development Falling Behind, Warns ...

coindesk.com 24 Feb '14, 6am

Say what you like about Google, but it isn’t an easy place to get hired at. The entrance interviews are notoriously tough,...

Can California Avoid a ‘Shock to Trance’ Approa...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Feb '14, 4pm

Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A sign over a highway in California. Forecasters predict heavy rains will s...

The World's Most Successful Model for Sustainab...

Solar Settlement in the Vauban quarter in Freiburg (Germany), Elly-Heuss-Knapp-Straße. Credit: Claire7373 Andrewglaser Is ...

Dot Earth Blog: Can California Avoid a ‘Shock t...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Feb '14, 5pm

Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A sign over a highway in California. Forecasters predict heavy rains will s...

#Science ▪ Dot Earth Blog: Can California Avoid...

dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com 23 Feb '14, 5pm

Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A sign over a highway in California. Forecasters predict heavy rains will s...

Do you understand transit-oriented development?...

Over the past two decades there has been a rapid growth in BRT systems in the world, with 168 cities currently implementin...

Understanding the 'T' in Bus Rapid Tr...

Over the past two decades there has been a rapid growth in BRT systems in the world, with 168 cities currently implementin...

Is Vauban, @Freiburg, the world's most successf...

Solar Settlement in the Vauban quarter in Freiburg (Germany), Elly-Heuss-Knapp-Straße. Credit: Claire7373 Andrewglaser Is ...

1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB): Amid mount...

anilnetto.com 21 Feb '14, 7am

Let’s take a quick look at the latest status of 1MDB, which appears laden with debt of RM8.4bn as at 31 March 2012 plus a ...

Large Family Home Encouraging Social Interaction in Singapore

Large Family Home Encouraging Social Interactio...

freshome.com 21 Feb '14, 2pm

completed the design and development of a large family home in Singapore. The new dwelling was especially imagined to enco...