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Artists For Humanity

September 11, 2017
Artists For Humanity’s (AFH) mission is to bridge economic, racial, and social divisions by providing under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self- sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. Our mission is built on twin philosophies: Engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change, and creative entrepreneurship is a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people and their communities.

Energy-efficient Stud Wall Panels

August 22, 2017
Below and attached is some current information about our wall panels for construction of energy-efficient homes and apartments.   It is not necessary to have previous experience with our panels.  We offer a day of... Read More


August 8, 2017
WORK WITH US IN CIVIC CREATIVITY  Building on a deep legacy of community engagement, SFNOMA is your local design advocacy platform.  Member firms are civic creatives.  We work closely with communities and community leaders to develop experiences,... Read More

Call for Entries: 2017 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

February 13, 2017
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design and their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities. Winners offer creative placemaking solutions that transcend the boundaries... Read More

[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

Rural Futures Institute

March 4, 2015
The Rural Futures Institute is invested in increasing community capacity as well as the confidence of rural people to address their challenges and opportunities, resulting in resilient and sustainable rural futures.

Vlock Building Project

March 4, 2015
This studio allows students to work independently, as groups and as an entire cohort to design an affordable, effiecient and environmentally sustainable prototype for homes in New Haven.

Integrated Design Lab

March 4, 2015
The Integrated Design Lab hires students of architecture and engineering to work on real-world problems facing the architectural, engineering, construction and building operations industry.

Metropolitan Design Center

March 4, 2015
The Metropolitan Design Center was conceived to facilitate an environment for creative thinking and public engagement while fostering an integrative view of Urban and Metropolitan Design, bringing together many fields of design and research to advance creative design strategies for achieving sustainable development of cities and regions in the State of Minnesota.

Center for Sustainable Communities

March 4, 2015
The Center for Sustainable Communities works to provide up and coming research to local organizations, to best inform policy changes and building initiatives as they relate to land and water use.


March 4, 2015
The SWEET Lab works to inform development of water systems in areas around the world that lack clean drinking water, to aleviate death and disease.

Center for Sustainable Development

March 4, 2015
The Center for Sustainable Development was created to foster research, community outreach and education about sustainable development at the University of Texas at Austin and around the world.

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