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August 25, 2017
OUR MISSION: Improve health and livelihoods among disadvantaged youth WHAT WE DO: YLabs designs programs that address the key health challenges facing disadvantaged youth (10-24 years). HOW: We help governments and local organizations design, evaluate and scale new ways to improve young people’s health and economic futures.

[AUTONOMA] International Conference on Urban Autonomy and the Collective City

May 18, 2016
[AUTONOMA] is an initiative undertaken by a group of Onassis Foundation Scholars, and independent researchers, who joined their academic and professional background in Urban Design, Sustainability, Geography, and Urban Sociology to reflect on the vision of the collective city. [Speakers] Pier Vittorio Aureli /// Rafi Segal /// Cameron Tonkinwise /// Doina Petrescu /// Constantin Petcu /// Erik Swyngedouw /// Maria Kaika /// Stavros Stavridis /// Miguel Robles Duran /// Ethel Baraona Pohl /// Cesar Reyes Najera /// Nikos Belavilas /// Nikos Anastasopoulos ///Leopold Lambert

Operation Compass

May 10, 2016
The mission of Operation Compass is to help victims of human trafficking find their way home. Our work is to equip communities that surround victims of human trafficking with the right tools to report incidents... Read More

Center for Public Interest Design

March 8, 2015
The Center for Public Interest Design is a research + action center at Portland State University that aims to investigate, promote, and engage in inclusive design practices that address the needs of underserved communities worldwide through work that is socially conscious, environmentally sustainable, and economically accessible to all. Certificate: The CPID & Portland State offer a Graduate Certificate in Public Interest Design, designed as a means to prepare future leaders in architecture, urban planning, sustainability, community development and other fields to aid currently underserved populations through sustainable, human-centered design methods. The Certificate provides an educational foundation for entry into the emerging field of Public Interest Design, through academic studies and hands-on experience in the field, working directly with communities in need, addressing issues such as inadequate shelter, food and water scarcity, disaster preparedness and recovery, and economic well-being.

Vision Arc

March 4, 2015
VisionArc is a think tank dedicated to exploring the role of design within complex global issues.


March 4, 2015
desigNYC is a platform that connects civic-minded designers with extraordinary non-profits serving the public good. Their focus is local, the approach is multidisciplinary, and the process is participatory and community-centric.

Miami Center for Community Engagement in Over the Rhine

March 4, 2015
The Miami Center for Community Engagement in Over the Rhine establishes collaborations between Miami University and community groups in Over-the-Rhine in order to forge opportunities for student, faculty, and community learning in cross-disciplinary and inter-cultural experiences.

SCI-Arc Community Design Program

March 4, 2015
SCI-Arc engages various local communities by spearheading a number of tactical, action-based projects, which enable students to collaborate directly with community agencies and undertake design/build projects.


March 4, 2015
Design Agency encourages political engagement through collaborative multidisciplinary research and design. DSN AGNC challenges current architectural practices by creating new possibilities within the architectural and urban design process that respond to the needs of the people over the demands of economic and political powers.

IA Collaborative

March 4, 2015
IA Collaborative innovates with user driven research, strategy and design. IA Collaborative works closely with clients to create digital experiences, brands and environments that appeal to the user on a profound level.

Studio Swine

March 4, 2015
Central to Studio Swine's practice is the notion of place-making and research led design that is the product of a region, its culture, crafts and resources.

a.line.ments Public Outreach Studio

March 4, 2015
The a.LINE.ments studio at Clemson University allows students to engage with the local community, research, design and implement projects to enhance their work as Landscape Architecture students.

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