In this articles published in Aeon Magazine, Dr. Ellard explores the complex relationship between the design of cities, well-being, stress and emotional response. Asking the question: is urban design a matter of public-health?
Virtual reality as a tool to design and build better cities. Work conducted by URL alum Deltcho Valtchanov and graduate student, Kevin Barton are discussed.
"Why utopian plans to create friendly cities - where people can 'say hi' or 'hug a stranger' - are doomed to fail"
A look at the shift towards creating friendly urban environments. Dr. Ellard weighs in on the issue in this article by the National Post.
Research done by the lab was discussed in an article by the Project for Public spaces. The author considers to the role of technology within urban environment.
Dr. Ellard discusses the role psychologyg and neuroscience may play in the development of more enjoyable cities in this article on UBMs Future Cities.
Recently, Dr. Ellard contributed an article to The Guardian discussing the role psychology and neuroscience may play in the urban design process.
A discussion off the research conducted by Dr. Ellard in collaboration with the BMW Guggenheim Lab. Experience of the urban environment was examined in three unique cities; New York City, Berlin and Mumbai!
Research conducted by lab alum, Deltcho Valtchanov is featured in this fascinating article discussing biophilia.
Results from the "Testing, Testing" research projected conducted in collaboration with the BMW Guggenheim lab suggest that the previous experiences and memories play a significant role in experience of place.
Dr. Ellard and some of the work done in the lab was recently featured on The Nature of Things.