Urban and Civic Articles

Wildlife Explorers Basecamp
Wildlife Explorers Basecamp: Engaging Young Minds at the San Diego Zoo

Read Time: 5 minutes
How can designers combine the physical and the digital to create seamless visitor experiences within a zoo environment? SEGD member firm Ideum faced this challenge in designing the new Wildlife Explorers Basecamp at the renowned San Diego Zoo. Designed specifically with kids in mind, Ideum and the San Diego Zoo combined technology-driven interactives and immersive environments with more traditional animal displays to engage visitors both emotionally and intellectually.

Guest Post: Giving Back through Good Design
Guest Post: Giving Back through Good Design
Little Island and C&G
Little Island and C&G

Thoughts and Opinions

Tapping into Opportunity: Designs for Community Refreshment
Tapping into Opportunity: Designs for Community Refreshment

Read Time: 6 minutes
In her designs for a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) in Cincinnati’s Westwood neighborhood, SEGD member and contributing writer Lisa K. Bambach faced a big challenge: how to define an outdoor public drinking area without erecting barriers to separate the “legal” space from the “illegal.” To do this, Lisa designed a series of information touchpoints—digital, physical and even disposable—to alert imbibers about the DORA’s rules and boundaries. Read Lisa’s account to learn how she did this.

Equitable Public Space, More Important than Ever Before
Equitable Public Space, More Important than Ever Before
Wayne Hunt's "Waynefinding"
Mormon Wayfinding

Explore SEGD Award Winners

Machine Hallucination
Machine Hallucination
The Vessel at Hudson Yards
The Vessel at Hudson Yards
Our 10-Year Plan
Our 10-Year Plan
Denny Substation
Denny Substation

SEGD Talks - Urban and Civic videos

Darren David - Thinking Beyond
Darren David - Thinking Beyond
Isabel Castilla + Hamish Smyth - Miami Underline: Creating a New Urban Landscape
Isabel Castilla + Hamish Smyth - Miami Underline: Creating a New Urban Landscape

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Urban and Civic News

A Punctuated Experience for Alexander Isley, Inc.
A Punctuated Experience for Alexander Isley, Inc.

Read Time: 1.5 minutes
Last year, Alexander Isley Inc. Designers (Redding, Conn.) started work with HMA2 Architects on the development of an environmental design program for The Westport Library (Westport, Conn.). After many months of transforming the space, the new library is open and up and running.

SMART Makes Big Digital Investment
SMART Makes Big Digital Investment

Read Time: 1 minute