Nature encompasses humans as well as our homes at local and global scales. We focus on the nexus of housing, public space and governance — specifically the design, management and use of shared territory around urban apartment buildings.
In studying relationships between habitats and their inhabitants, our approach is fundamentally ecological. We examine residential landscapes from a variety of perspectives to solve or avert problems.
Our methods range from assembling published material to conducting archival research, field assessments, interviews and surveys. We place the results in carefully referenced and consistently evolving online databases.