BASC Lab on the news

USC has recently published a media release about the Bioclimatic and Sociotechnical Cities (BASC) Lab which is led by Dr Nicholas Stevens and myself, and is part of the university’s School of Law and Society and the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems.

The BASC Lab is focused both on teaching and research, and will help us to enhance a human-centred approach to urban design and town planning by considering the many factors of the physical environment that impact on people.

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Science Vs Design

Where science is the collected body of theoretical knowledge based upon observation, measurement, hypothesis and test … design is the collected body of practical knowledge based upon sensibility, invention, validation and implementation. (Archer, 1979)

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