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On-campus arts districts and urban biomimicry

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10 August 2023

Episode 617

29 minutes

We investigate a new trend at universities in the US as they begin to devote parts of their campuses to arts and culture. We also find out what city planners can learn from nature as we speak to an expert in biomimicry.

10 August 2023

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Chapter 1

On-campus arts districts

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Robert AM Stern Architect’s Graham Wyatt explores a new trend in university campus design, which focuses on arts districts rather than the usual technical education areas, and looks at how communities are benefitting from this new direction.

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Urban biomimicry

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Jamie Miller, director of biomimicry at B+H Architects, explains the parts of our urban environment that are influenced by the behaviours of nature. He also explores a new community in collaboration with net-zero home fabricators Cabn, which has a design that is led by nature.

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