Emily Anthes is an award-winning science journalist and author whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker, Atlantic Wired, Nature, to name a few. Emily has a master's degree in science writing from MIT and a bachelor's degree in the history of science and medicine from Yale, where she also studied creative writing. Emily lives in Brooklyn, New York.
In this episode, we discuss...
Earliest Memory of Architecture's Impact [02:10]
How Emily Started Writing the Book [03:13]
Link Between Public Health and the Built Environment Then, and Now [04:52]
How Did Our Cities Get These Designs? [09:17]
Shifting the Balance Back [11:50]
Path to a More Inclusive and Universal Design [14:03]
Why Did the Open Office Design Backfire? [18:08]
It's all Just in Good Design [22:13]
Bringing in More Permeability [24:44]
Climate Resilience and The Social Fabric [25:33]
Amphibious Housing [27:11]
Top Recommendation to Design for Connection [27:50]
Final Message [29:24]
Where to Find Emily Anthes
The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness by Emily Anthes
Amphibious Housing: An Innovative Approach to Seasonal Flood Mitigation for Vulnerable First Nations Communities by Ropel-Morski, Zachary, Elizabeth English, and Scott Turner
About the Host
Erin is an architect and design researcher bridging the gap between research and practice with a focus on design for health. She believes in the power of places to heal, connect, and serve vulnerable people — from hospital patients and staff, to people struggling with social isolation and mental health challenges. Erin is driven by a commitment to help others and the joy of working together to solve complex problems with shared purpose.
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