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DeafSpace: Architecture And The Deaf Community

We examine how architecture and design elements in buildings can be manipulated to make our built environment more accessible.

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Bridging The Gap Between Two Neighborhoods

In the nation's capital, park planners have drawn up an ambitious plan to transform an old bridge into an active recreation space. If realized, the park would offer a physical and symbolic link between two very different communities.
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Labor Day And The DNC

Labor leaders, civil rights activists and protesters are gearing up for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

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Ruth Richardson: "Dickens & the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor" (Rebroadcast)

The recent discovery that as a youth Charles Dickens lived only a few doors from a major London workhouse made headlines worldwide. Diane and her guest talk about the campaign to save it from demolition and Dicken's pre-occuptation with the bleak workhouse at the heart of his novel.

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Scorching Phoenix Plans For An Even Hotter Future

The Arizona city already logs more days over 100 degrees than any U.S. city, and climate researchers predict Phoenix will grow hotter still in the coming decades. Planners are taking the projections seriously, and are looking for ways to adapt the city and its residents to a hotter, drier reality.
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Building For Birds: Architects Aim For Safer Skies

The eye-catching, shiny buildings that line cityscapes can be deadly for birds. Architects are experimenting with new designs that preserve the beauty – while also preserving the birds.
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Sky-High Design: How To Make A Bird-Friendly Building

Glass buildings kill millions of birds each year when the animals crash into windows. By studying how birds interact with buildings, architects and ornithologists are trying to create special features designed to keep birds alive.

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