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George Aye of Greater Good Studio On Design Process

May 27, 2016
George Aye, co-founder and principal of Greater Good Studio, believes that writing on the walls is key to successful collaboration. In his recent article for Medium, he explains how his studio prioritized vertical project boards... Read More

Collaborative Conference Will Bring Social Innovators to Boston

May 27, 2016
This summer’s Collaborative conference will bring together social innovators who work for global change to collaborate on solutions and share stories. The conference will take place June 14-16, 2016 in Boston, MA. Key areas of... Read More

UNHCR Pilot Shows Promise of SMS Messaging to Contact Refugees

May 26, 2016
Organizations that want to help refugees often struggle to contact them about news and opportunities. Particularly in an urban environment, refugees frequently change locations and phone numbers; on the flip side, they often are unaware... Read More

Design Project Redefining Collaborative Work in Indian Country

May 26, 2016
The Thunder Valley Regenerative Plan, a groundbreaking collaborative community design project, has been selected as one of the 60 design projects to be featured in the “By the People: Designing a Better America” exhibition this... Read More

Measuring Made Easy – Acumen’s Lean Data Model

May 25, 2016
In 2015 Acumen, an international organization that raises philanthropic funds to invest in businesses whose products and services address poverty, launched Lean Data. Their new evaluation model addressed a persistent problem they saw in the... Read More

Impact Design Hub’s Weekly Editor’s Picks

May 25, 2016
The most crucial, challenging and inspiring stories from the past week at Impact Design Hub. New and Improved Impact Design Hub Database is Here! Along with a simpler more intuitive layout, the design now features... Read More

Pedestrian Walk Signals: the Newest Battleground for Gender Equality

May 25, 2016
The ubiquitous pedestrian walk signal is often referred to as the “Walking Man.” Several cities, including Berlin, Amersfoort, and Valencia, have experimented with redesigning the image to represent a woman. The goal is to use... Read More

2016 Our Town and Design Grants Announced

May 25, 2016
The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the recipients of its 2016 Our Town grants. Our Town is a creative placemaking program awarding $4.3 million in grants to fund 64 projects in 36 states.... Read More

Pitting Innovation Against Zika Virus: OpenIDEO and USAID Challenge Launches

May 24, 2016
The Zika virus is projected to infect as many as four million people by the end of this year. In an effort to pit the power of innovation against this global threat, USAID and OpenIDEO... Read More

Architects Pay Tribute to Late Zaha Hadid in New Video

May 24, 2016
In a new video created by Dezeen and Architizer, leading architects have paid tribute to the late Iraq-born architect Zaha Hadid, who died last month. Hadid, a recipient of the Pritkzer Prize and the Royal... Read More

Call for Entries: Center for Active Design Excellence Awards

May 23, 2016
The Center for Active Design is accepting applications for their annual Excellence awards. The awards recognize the crucial role of design and research projects in creating healthy cities and communities. Winning projects will be those... Read More

Fifteen Years Later: An Interview with Jane Jacobs

May 20, 2016
In honor of the 100th anniversary of Jane Jacobs’ birth, Metropolis has dedicated the month of May to publishing content about and inspired by the famous urban theorist and writer. Last week, the magazine republished... Read More

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