Visiting scholar at health research center calls on architects, doctors and community leaders to collaborate on hospital designs that reduce patient stress
Who decides what gets built in cities? Both in the U.S. and around the world, it’s up to governments, planning agencies, and community groups. But how it all works—and the outcomes—vary widely. These issues will be discussed today at a Northeastern-sponsored conference, “Public Participation and Design in Contested Cities Since the 1960s.” Here, George Thrush, professor and director in the architecture school, discusses public influence in the approval process for new development—and how it might be transformed in the future.
Fifth-year chemical engineering student Devyesh Rana has some creative ideas for constructing buildings that withstand sun and earthquake damage — make them out of plants