Applied Research in the Built Environment

(Circadian) health and quality of life depend on various characteristics of the built environment. Urbanisation  and the 24/7 society affect not only individuals, but also large-scale societal activities and thus generate fundamental cultural and architectural change. These evolving trends have many biological, psychological and ecological effects. Emerging negative consequences [e.g. health issues, climate change, alienation] also represent opportunities for intelligent solutions in science, technology and architecture.