Can Architecture Influence the ‘Social Isolation’ Epidemic?

Can Architecture Influence the ‘Social Isolation’ Epidemic?   According to the New York Times: “Since the 1980’s, the percentage of American adults who say they’re lonely has doubled from 20 percent to 40 percent.” Moreover, studies suggest that socially isolated individuals have a higher rate of contracting heart disease and stroke – 29% and 32% respectively. These numbers make loneliness as serious of a health risk to society as obesity and smoking.1 So, how does that relate to Architecture and urban living?   …to visit full article

Can Architecture Influence the ‘Social Isolation’ Epidemic?

According to the New York Times: “Since the 1980’s, the percentage of American adults who say they’re lonely has doubled from 20 percent to 40 percent.” Moreover, studies suggest that socially isolated individuals have a higher rate of contracting heart disease and stroke – 29% and 32% respectively. These numbers make loneliness as serious of a health risk to society as obesity and smoking.1 So, how does that relate to Architecture and urban living?

…to visit full article