Blog Posts

  • Redefining lost urban spaces: 5 ways to turn a laneway into a “lanescape”

    Redefining lost urban spaces: 5 ways to turn a laneway into a “lanescape”

    Looking to enliven your city with a laneway revamp? Follow the themes of breathe, move, frame, celebrate, and inspire.

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 3 strategies to design academic research facilities to last

    From the Design Quarterly: 3 strategies to design academic research facilities to last

    With research and science education rapidly evolving, it’s critical that academic institutions get the best value in building design

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  • Discovering how “The Emily Test” can offer new—and better—perspectives to design

    Discovering how “The Emily Test” can offer new—and better—perspectives to design

    Spending time on the dark lanes of Christchurch, New Zealand, highlights the importance of considering personal safety, gender, and what’s right for everyone

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  • From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    From the Design Quarterly: 7 ways to shift our thinking about urban resilience

    Houston architect Laura Sachtleben says that Hurricane Harvey provided an opportunity to think differently about preparation and resilience

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  • Discussing unconscious bias can be uncomfortable, but not confronting it can be worse

    Discussing unconscious bias can be uncomfortable, but not confronting it can be worse

    If we accept that all of us have unconscious bias, we can start to recognize our biases, address them, and make successful changes—at work and in the community

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  • 4 common water infrastructure problems and how to fund improvement initiatives

    4 common water infrastructure problems and how to fund improvement initiatives

    Aging water infrastructure is a serious issue throughout the US. Funding improvement projects doesn’t need to be.

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  • 3 benefits to embracing an integrated approach to building design

    3 benefits to embracing an integrated approach to building design

    Bringing designers and engineers together at the table from the beginning of project design helps streamline the process

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  • World Cities Day: Here’s how we can build a better urban life for future generations

    World Cities Day: Here’s how we can build a better urban life for future generations

    Our communities are facing unprecedented change, but we have the power to turn challenges into sustainability

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  • Next steps for artificial intelligence in the remote sensing digital evolution

    Next steps for artificial intelligence in the remote sensing digital evolution

    How deep learning will optimize the value of your data and tackle problems that were previously out of reach

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  • New Zealand’s Three Waters services and the future of the water supply

    New Zealand’s Three Waters services and the future of the water supply

    Proposed amendments to the National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water

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  • Consequence modelling: How to reduce the risk of an accidental release at your facility

    Consequence modelling: How to reduce the risk of an accidental release at your facility

    New regulations highlight the importance of reexamining modelling after facility design changes

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  • From the Design Quarterly: House calls of the future

    From the Design Quarterly: House calls of the future

    Soon, our living rooms will host virtual doctor’s exams

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  • Maintaining pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (Part 4): Creating an action plan

    Maintaining pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (Part 4): Creating an action plan

    You’ve been hit with negative findings from a regulatory inspection or audit. Now what?

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  • A spotlight on New Zealand's proposed National Environmental Standards for Freshwater

    A spotlight on New Zealand's proposed National Environmental Standards for Freshwater

    New regulations are proposed for the protection of natural wetlands and agricultural land use in New Zealand. Here’s how you can prepare.

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  • A culture of convenience is finding its way to healthcare

    A culture of convenience is finding its way to healthcare

    In a world where we are all looking for better and faster, it was only a matter of time before that need reached healthcare

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  • Maintaining pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (Part 3): Keeping things clean

    Maintaining pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities (Part 3): Keeping things clean

    There is a delicate balance involved in cleaning a pharmaceutical plant. Throw it off and you can be shut down for days at a time

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  • What’s that car’s IQ?

    What’s that car’s IQ?

    Understanding autonomous vehicle performance is key to building public trust in smart mobility

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  • Sidewalk Labs plan is setting a precedent in its approach to mobility

    Sidewalk Labs plan is setting a precedent in its approach to mobility

    Putting people at the center of mobility planning flips traditional models on their head

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  • New Zealand’s Three Waters Reforms: Prioritising the well-being of freshwater ecosystems

    New Zealand’s Three Waters Reforms: Prioritising the well-being of freshwater ecosystems

    The draft National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management aims to provide a holistic approach for managing the nation’s freshwater resources, but it introduces many new requirements

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  • [With video] 3 ways to make your public consultation process a success

    [With video] 3 ways to make your public consultation process a success

    Public consultation should be considered an integral strategy for your project—and not just an item to check off a list

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