Archinect - News 2014-12-19T19:19:57-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/116114669/study-links-walkable-neighborhoods-to-prevention-of-cognitive-decline Study Links Walkable Neighborhoods to Prevention of Cognitive Decline Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-16T13:33:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:19:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hy/hyurqgf4n94497og.jpg" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a study&nbsp;presented last weekend to the Gerontological Society of America, University of Kansas assistant professor&nbsp;Amber Watts examined 26 subjects with mild Alzheimer&rsquo;s Disease and 30 healthy control subjects.&nbsp;She tracked health outcomes over two years, controlling for home price, income, gender, and education. [...] "Our findings suggest that people with neighborhoods that require more mental complexity actually experience less decline in their mental functioning over time.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/23425382/gordon-walker-designs-a-house-for-the-future Gordon Walker designs a house for the future Paul Petrunia 2011-10-10T15:14:25-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hm/hmyq44im2vwmy4uw.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Walker showed his idea around. The response was near freezing. "So far, people don't like them," he says. "They say, 'I want something I recognize.' "The baby boomers are coming of age, and I always imagined that they were more design-minded than they turned out to be." Or they just haven't caught up to Gordon Walker.</p></em><br /><br /><p> A Seattle architect designs a house for him and his wife to grow old in, and realizes he's way more cool than most other senior citizens.</p>