• The Mifletzet children’s park, Jerusalem, Israel

    September 23, 2020

    This looks like the September return to school by children? The Mifletzet children’s park slide and climbing structure sculpture, Jerusalem Israel, was intentionally designed to be ‘grotesque’ to help kids conquer their fears, said its creator artist Niki de Saint Phalle.

  • Research in neuroplasticity and neurogenesis

    September 23, 2020

    Research in neuroplasticity and neurogenesis (Gould et al. 1999) is beginning to raise awareness that learning capacity and memory can be improved by our surroundings. Not all aspects of the brain are fixed, or destined to deteriorate over time, as was previously assumed.

  • Living Bridges: Healthy Urban Infrastructure as a Multi-Use Economic Asset

    November 7, 2019

    Infrastructure has traditionally been viewed as an ongoing maintenance expense, which is chronically underfunded. Bridges, for example, are in a perpetual state of disrepair, but what if they were designed as long-term, multi-use, revenue-producing assets rather than single-function liabilities?