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OpenIdeo Inspired Do Tank Takes On the Lines Between Us and Them

February 12, 2016
Inspired by OpenIDEO’s approach to taking on social problems worldwide, civic startup miLES started a Do Tank, an action-oriented design thinking course and an effort to get participants to move past the think tank mentality... Read More

Faircap Project Addresses Clean Water Access with 3D Printed Water Filter

February 12, 2016
With close to 800 million people living without access to clean drinking water and 6-8 million dying from waterborne diseases annually, the need for accessible drinking water is dire. The Faircap Project hopes to change... Read More

WorldStudio AIGA Scholarship Applications Now Being Accepted

February 11, 2016
By targeting minority and economically disadvantaged students studying art and design in the U.S., Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships aim to increase diversity in creative professions and cultivate social and environmental responsibility within leading creative individuals and... Read More

Registration for Structures for Inclusion Conference Now Open

February 11, 2016
The sixteenth annual Structures for Inclusion Conference will be held March 19 and 20, 2016 at the North Carolina State University, College of Design in Raleigh, NC. The event will feature the 2016 Social Economic... Read More

Measuring Economic Growth from an Inclusive Perspective

February 11, 2016
The Brookings Institution has released a new ranking of the economic prosperity of the 100 largest United States metro areas. The ranking system judges cities based on three criteria – general economic growth, prosperity—the economic... Read More

Inmates Imagine Design Solutions for Prison Rehabilitation

February 10, 2016
As part of a recent San Francisco restorative justice workshop, a group of prisoners brainstormed potential improvements to their living quarters, generating suggestions like more daylight, computer rooms, and privacy screens. The workshop’s hopes were... Read More

E4C Hosts Mobile Data Collection Webinar Series

February 10, 2016
Co-founder of engageSpark, Avner Mizrahi, will lead the first segment of an Engineering for Change (E4C) webinar series on mobile data collection that begins February 10, 2016. engageSpark, a co-sponsor of the webinar, provides the... Read More

Core77 Design Awards Call For Entry

February 9, 2016
Core77 provides a forum for designers and design enthusiasts alike to observe, learn, attend, and participate in design-focused competitions, lecture series, parties, and exhibits. The Core77  Design Awards, the self-proclaimed most inclusive and celebratory design... Read More

IDEO & Acumen Collaborate on Human-Centered Design Course

February 9, 2016
As a result of the overwhelming participation and positive response to IDEO’s Design Kit: the Course for Human-Centered Design, IDEO teamed up with Acumen, a global learning community for social changemakers, to create a Facilitator’s... Read More

Build Your Own Baugruppe – A Home For The Rest Of Us

February 8, 2016
By Johnny Magdaleno Today more than half of the world’s seven billion people live in big cities and the United Nations estimates that by 2030 that will climb to 60 percent. If our urban planners... Read More

Fifth Annual Harvard x Design Conference – Failure x Design

February 8, 2016
On Saturday, February 20, 2016, the Harvard Graduate School of Design will host the fifth annual Harvard x Design Conference, a gathering of students and professionals promoting open dialogue on various topics in design. This... Read More

Interview with Mexico City’s Laboratorio para la Ciudad Director

February 5, 2016
Metropolis recently sat down with Gabriella Gomez-Mont, founder and director of Mexico City’s Laboratorio para la Ciudad, to inquire about the foundation of the organization and how government can tackle questions of urban creativity and... Read More

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