Archive for April, 2013

American Planning Association recently published QuickNotes about Community Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design or CPTED (pronounced “sep-ted”). They presented 10 key principles of CPTED: 1. Natural Surveillance—the design and placement of physical features to maximize visibility and surveillance. Key strategies include the design, placement, and lighting of doors, windows, walkways, gathering areas, roadways, and structures. The objectives are […]

 





This International Symposium on Cities, People and Places (ISCPP) aims to address a wide array of inter-related aspects of cities and urban environments from functional aspects and city making technologies to quality of living and character of places. Its objectives are twofold. First, it aims to gather in a fast developing Asian city- Colombo, those […]

 





The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim offers a PhD position in Environmental Psychology at the Department of Psychology for a period of 3 years in the research group for “consumption, environment and traffic”. The position is connected to research activity in the area of food waste. For this project the end […]

 





An interesting and useful comparison of prices for Environmental Design/Architecture colleges you can find on CollegeCalc. The prices vary from 18000 in Boston Architectural College to 50000 per year in Cornell University. Full information about these colleges you can find on CollegeCalc.  

 





An international symposium takes place on 26-27 April at the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. “We have seen over the past decade an increasing interest in the capacity of built spaces to respond dynamically to changes in external and internal environments and to different patterns of use. The principal idea is […]

 





A great talk from Douglass Farr, the author of Sustainable Urbanism: Urban Design With Nature.  

 





An impressive speech from Allan Savory “How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change” is about using livestock for changing deserts into grasslands.