We're the kind of people who like to ponder the meaning of life, the universe, and everything. Our time
and energy is focused entirely on making cities better, and along the way we've thought of a few ideas
that are pretty useful.
Net Attraction Framework
Net Attraction is a theoretical framework for seeing and
understanding the connections between the design
of the built-environment and the value of
The Net Attraction Framework has been featured at more
than a dozen conferences and symposia around the country,
and is Fourth Environment's most well-known work.
The emerging field of Complexity is redefining science
in the 21st Century. The Adaptive Code is a rational
response to the recognition of cities as Complex Adaptive
Systems. The code seeks to establish a policy framework
that will enable the rapid emergence and evolution
of sustainable urban development patterns.
Adaptive Code is a new and exciting work in progress. If
you're interested in the implication of Complexity in
Cities and want to participate, please read more at the