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What the Atlanta BeltLine Can Teach Us About Urban Revitalization
"It's time to move away from automobile-oriented infrastructure and invest in public projects centered on people," says Ryan Gravel in our latest Fast Company's Co.Design blog article.
Video: Brighouse Elementary Grand Opening
Created for the grand opening of Brighouse Elementary School in Richmond BC, this video outlines the collaboration that took place throughout the design and construction of the new school. The process of developing this new K-12 facility for the community began with the student's engagement and they've stayed involved throughout. Students have made their mark on the design through a student committee, project blog and various open houses and workshops.
A New DNA
In our final blog post in a series for Metropolis Magazine, our own Cristina Zancani, a Solar Decathlon alum, shares how her experience in the competition profoundly influenced her interest in sustainable design and shaped her aspirations as a designer.
For America's Cities, the Future Can Be Found in the Past
Our latest article on Fast Company's Co.Design blog is by Manuel Cadrecha, design director of the Atlanta office. In his essay, Manuel maintains that cities should have an interconnected community and honor their history. Two projects, in New York and Atlanta, show how the old bones of American cities can be repurposed into spaces that strengthen the soul.
VIDEO: Why Hospitals Are Making Us Sick, Robin Guenther at TEDMED
Robin Guenther shares her perspectives on building healthier places in which to heal to the TEDMED 2014 audience. Read a Q&A with Robin on the TEDMED blog.
Four Tips for Turning a Great Idea Into a Full-Blown Movement
Our latest post on Fast Company's co.Design blog: Paul Eagle has some advice to maximize the potential of TED's 2012 annual prize winner; The City 2.0.
The Future of the Campus Isn't the Classroom
The most holistic educational experiences happen outside of the classroom. To make the biggest impact, target student-life facilities. Jeff Stebar, global Student Life Center of Excellence leader, contributes the latest article to the Fast Company Design blog.
Saving Us From Everyday Exposure To Toxic Chemicals
A recent Fast Company Co.Exist blog post discusses a proposed law aimed to reduce people's everyday exposure to toxins and cites Perkins+Will as an organization working to increase awareness about harmful chemicals in everyday materials.
Two Stunning Examples of Urban Waterfront Renewal
Fantastic examples of reinvented waterfronts: Cathy Simon , design principal and a leader of Perkins+Will's Preservation and Reuse practice, examines Crissy Field and Brooklyn Bridge Park for our latest FastCo Design Blog article .