Archinect - News 2014-11-23T14:05:49-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/65638466/we-talk-about-utopias We talk about utopias Nam Henderson 2013-01-16T19:33:00-05:00 >2014-06-18T13:54:01-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/65/656hceu7h9bgj7n4.jpg" width="514" height="455" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>But the insights of the maturing sciences of nature and human nature&mdash;of evolution and ecology and how human biology interacts with an environment&mdash;are only beginning to be applied systematically in design education and day-to-day practice...In the design professions we are, in a sense, like doctors trained more deeply in anatomy than in a patient&rsquo;s total experience</p></em><br /><br /><p> Over the last (approx) 6 weeks <a href="http://www.harthowerton.com/leadership_bios.html?id=0" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Lamb Hart</a> (a practicing architect and planner and founder and a principal in <a href="http://www.harthowerton.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hart Howerton</a>) has been blogging/developing an idea he labels "<em>A New Humanism</em>" and laying out it's implications in relation to architecture and our built environment. Specifically, he believes that the design professions have been falling behind in their understanding of one of the defining enterprises of the Modern revolution, the application of the maturing, fast-moving sciences of ecology and human behavior &mdash; and the compromised results are showing.</p>