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human scale

The size or proportion of a building element or space, or article of furniture; relative to the structural or functional dimensions of the human body.
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Rather than being confined by bigness in architecture and urban planning these human-scale 'quotidian landscapes' are socially oriented, lively, rich spaces where cities come alive and an important part of life in the UAE.
Summary: California [United States], May 24 (ANI): Disney Research has built a human-scale robot called Stickman which is capable of aerial acrobatics, including back flips.
American architect Clarence Perry looked into these issues, and stressed how important human-scale neighborhoods are in the greater urban lattice, because it is in smaller-scale communities where we get to shape the people's daily experience.
His human-scale nests and living pods are both fantasy world and furniture--beautifully crafted, functional yet alive; somehow evocative of the wilderness.
His alternative to global capitalism consists of human-scale economic units, self-definition of jobs, self-scheduling of time, small group work based on consensus and cooperation, and autarkic self-sufficiency.
Bsquare, Embedded software developer declared that it is assisting the Googlea s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) team on Project Tango, a multi-year project, which is aimed on giving mobile devices a human-scale understanding of space and motion.
"Our culture poorly grasps the relationship of human-scale objects to those normally designated astronomical.
Most Likely to Secede: What the Vermont Independence Movement Can Teach Us About Reclaiming Community and Creating a Human-Scale Vision for the 20th Century provides a visionary focus on the political and economy decay of the country--and chronicles a group of activists and scholars who explore relocalized methods of meeting basic needs for food, energy and business.
The 80Cs refusing to leave: Shmeisani and the death of Ammani human-scale urban modernity As Amman progresses and develops, it seems one area is being left in the dust-- Shmeisani.
That's why Living Routes--www.livingroutes.org--is accredited by the University of Massachusetts Amherst to create opportunities for youth to live and learn within human-scale eco-communities around the world.
"With a commitment to innovation and comfortable working environments, Human-scale requires that all of its office and design studios are sustainable and able to achieve LEED certification," said MKDA Partner Jeffrey Kleinberg.
Festivalgoers in an investigative frame of mind can also delve into a legendary figure of Latin American history (Bolivar: fragmentos de un sueno, a collaboration between prominent novelist Omar Porras and William Ospina of Geneva's Teatro Malandro; it will tour their shared native land, Colombia, after this festival) and the human-scale effects of the economic crisis in Japan (Hot Pepper, Air Conditioner and the Farewell Speech, by Japanese company chelfitsch).