The Human Factor

A vanishing land: helping frontline communities plan for climate change

The Alaskan village of Shaktoolik is on the frontline of climate change, and the community faces a difficult decision. A risk assessment that combines traditional knowledge with advanced modelling aims to put them in control of their future

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Active travel: The overnight cycle city

Road closures and pop-up cycle lanes were a common aspect of the Covid-19 response across the UK. But few cities were as well placed as Exeter to act quickly, for the long term — and without upsetting too many local residents

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Active travel: The park that became an island

Like many US inner cities, West Baltimore has been blighted by car-centric planning and historic disinvestment. Now, its transportation planners want to right past wrongs by turning an eight-lane expressway into a ‘Complete Street’

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Cities after Covid: Back to life

The lockdown experience has fundamentally changed the way that many of us relate to the built environment. Designers can make shared spaces safer — but can they make people feel safe again?

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Team Angst

We are all taught to believe in the power of collaboration, but what really drives the relationships that create our built environment?

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The Creativity Enigma

Ping pong tables, pod chairs, beach huts and giant slides — is this really what it takes to make us more creative at work?

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