Report highlights role of designers, architects in developing livable cities

12/15/2013 | ArchDaily.com

A report by the American Institute of Architects and Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Center for Advanced Urbanism highlights the complexity of the state of public health and urbanism, and looks at how design can help make dense urban areas more livable. The report analyzes data from eight U.S. cities, and suggests possible design solutions, from better mass transit to extensive tree-planting and increased vegetative surfaces. "[T]he research put forward in this report is intended to act as a framework for concretizing reliable design solutions to the health crisis facing our urban metropolises," writes James Taylor-Foster.

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