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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.

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

Open Architecture Collaborative

July 6, 2016
The Open Architecture Collaborative is the platform for bringing together under resourced communities and architectural designers to actualize their full potential through positive action. The international network provides organizational support, individual trainings and resources, and a global network platform for community focused, volunteer design chapters.

[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

Pyatt Studio Architecture + Planning

May 10, 2016
At Pyatt Studio, we design buildings, places, and communities that provide a better quality of life for people. Our lens is wider. We believe that architecture is bigger than a single building, it’s a social... Read More

GIG Design LLC

May 10, 2016
GIG Design accommodates and leverages employees to perform in diverse settings and situations through our health + design wellbeing method. Individuals ability to become aware of an issue, detect an issue, see evidence then solve... Read More

Civic Creatives

May 10, 2016
Civic Creatives develops tools & experiences that equip communities to creatively address the civic and social issues that matter to them. We do this by harnessing what we call “common cultural denominators”–storytelling, food, creativity, technology,... Read More

NextCity 10yr Anniv

March 6, 2015
NextCity 10 Year Anniversary is a fund-raiser featuring first-person storytelling about life and work in the fields of urban policy, architecture, advocacy, journalism and philanthropy.

Randall, Mark

March 4, 2015
Mark Randall is co-founder and director of Worldstudio and Design Ignites Change, both of which focus on creating opportunities for students and practitioners to better engage in and understand design for social change.

Social Impact Studios

March 4, 2015
Social Impact Studios is a place for creative people who want to make positive social change with their talents, skills and hard work. They find collaborative opportunities for visual designers, organizers, artists, photographers, writers, painters, fabricators, and canvassers.

Coastal Sustainability Studio

March 4, 2015
At the Coastal Sustainability Studio. scientists, engineers, and designers come together to intensively study and respond to issues of settlement, coastal restoration, flood protection, and the economy.

Design Matters

March 4, 2015
Through research, advocacy and action, Designmatters engages, empowers and leads an ongoing exploration of art and design as a positive force in society.

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