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Design Funding Trailblazers

November 13, 2017
Impact Design Hub is excited to release the first-of-its-kind resource showcases a range of funders who are uniquely supporting design for social and environmental impact on the local, national, and global scales. While this is... Read More

Founder’s Farewell

November 13, 2017
By John Cary On a bright, sunny day in 2011, I bellied up to the rickety old kitchen table in my Brooklyn apartment, where I nervously launched a website, called It was the website... Read More


November 13, 2017
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end – Seneca (and Semisonic) When we started the Autodesk Foundation just a few years ago—with the wildly ambitious idea that all design and engineering work must... Read More

The Fun Palace 023: Marika Shioiri-Clark

November 9, 2017
Marika Shioiri-Clark is a designer working on the vanguard of public interest. She’s based in Cleveland and maintains an integrated focus working both locally with development projects in her own neighborhood, but also globally with... Read More

Students Seek Impact Design Resources and Opportunities

November 6, 2017
By: Rachel Dzombak, Ph.D. and Heather Kinlaw Lofthouse, MPP, MPH Each week, students stop by UC Berkeley’s Blum Center to say: ‘I want to do something meaningful with my life. How do I build a... Read More

Best Impact Design Resources

November 6, 2017
Many online resources are contributing to the growth of the impact design field. Whether you’re looking for the latest design ideas and projects, career guidance, or stories about impact, the following sites are great resources:... Read More

IDH Announcement: Moving in a New Direction

November 2, 2017
Dear Impact Design Community, Over the past five years, Impact Design Hub (and formerly has served as the premier online resource for all things related to design for social impact. Over that time, we... Read More

Book Review: Design for Good

October 26, 2017
In Design for Good: A New Era of Architecture for Everyone, John Cary has written one of the most consequential books yet for people who are concerned with the future of the built environment in the... Read More

DC City Series Infographic

October 18, 2017
This DC City Series Infographic pulls together some of the brightest minds at work designing for social good in the Washington, DC metro region. Far from a definitive list, this cohort is a starting point... Read More

Fast Company Innovation Festival – October 23-27, 2017

October 16, 2017
From October 23 through 27, 2017, Fast Company presents the Fast Company Innovation Festival. The third annual Innovation Festival’s theme is “Leading With Optimism,” and the event will take place across all of New York... Read More

DC Adopts Community Land Trust Approach to Avert Further Gentrification

October 9, 2017
In an effort to combat imminent gentrification in its east Anacostia River neighborhood, Washington, DC, is adopting a community land trust model to promote and ensure affordability in its less-developed neighborhoods. Prompted by the $45... Read More

Halcyon Incubator Spring 2018 Fellowship Application Now Open Through October 17

October 6, 2017
The Halcyon Incubator in Washington, DC, is now accepting applications for its Spring 2018 fellowship. The fellowship provides social entrepreneurs — defined as anyone applying business principles to achieve intentional social impact through for-profit or... Read More

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