Machiel van Dorst is an environmental designer and is specialized in environmental-behavior interaction and sustainable development. Behavior research and design is related to control, social safety, community design, child friendly cities, health and stress reduction through design. For sustainable development the emphasis is on the combination of livability and ecological design.
A graduation project should balance design and research. The design is in my case on neighbourhood level for real people. The research is on basic needs for people (health, safety, control) or on a specific target group. I am also working with the veldacademie. Locations may be in The Netherlands, China or in Indonesia.