This book is about enlarging the ways designers think about design...

and to do that by learning more from the defining enterprise of the Modern revolution – the fastmoving advance of reliable sciences – and then applying their insights in practice.

The scientific work that underlies new construction technologies – structures, materials, systems and software – has already revolutionized how we build today. But the insights emerging from the maturing sciences of human life – evolution, ecology, and the neurosciences – the ones that explore how you or I actually experience the places being built for us, are only beginning to be incorporated into design education and practice.

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