Recent Streetsblog NYC posts about Urban Design


How Do Streets Affect Your City’s Happiness?

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In this Streetfilm, Streetsblog publisher Mark Gorton interviews award-winning journalist Charles Montgomery about his fantastic new book, “Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design,” which delves into the hard-to-measure question of how the built environment affects our mental wellbeing. Mark and Charles discuss how research from the fields of neuroscience, behavioral economics, and psychology […]

New Software Lets You Virtually Stroll Down Streets That You Design

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Folks across the blogosphere are geeking out over this new software created by Spencer Boomhower at the Portland firm Cupola Media. “Unity3D Visualization” lets users manipulate the features of a street and then evaluate the changes in an immersive animated display. The software uses video game technology to help people understand how different designs will “feel.” […]