No Eyes on the Road

No Eyes on the Road

In the world of urban design, it seems one of the hottest topics to consider is the impact of driverless vehicles. The interesting distinctions I’m seeing are in the notion of autonomy versus participation and command. Innovation, cultural connection, safety,…

Risk, Reward, Result

Risk, Reward, Result

Four Big Questions Facing Urban Development In conjunction with the Urban Land Institute 2014 Fall Conference in New York City, SmithGroupJJR hosted a dinner roundtable discussion, themed “Risk, Reward, Result: New Thinking in an Urban State of Mind.” We invited…

Workplace Satisfaction

Workplace Satisfaction

A good read by the Cen­ter for the Built Envi­ron­ment (CBE) on how well dif­fer­ent types of office envi­ron­ments sat­isfy their users. CBE attempted to cor­re­late other research into find­ings from a method­i­cal sur­vey of 42,764 respon­dents. Like many other…

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