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DiscoverDesign.org

October 10, 2017
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) presents DiscoverDesign.org as an online platform for engaging students, teachers, and mentors in the design process. 

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.

SFNOMA – NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF MINORITY ARCHITECTS (BAY AREA)

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

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

Community Impact & Philanthropy Committee @ MKSK

May 10, 2016
The Community Impact & Philanthropy Committee at MKSK (Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, & Planning) provides pro bono and/or low-fee design and planning services that directly benefit the communities surrounding our five offices.  Completed projects include... 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

Community Impact & Philanthropy Committee @ MKSK

February 5, 2016
The Community Impact & Philanthropy Committee at MKSK (Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, & Planning) provides pro bono and/or low-fee design and planning services that directly benefit the communities surrounding our five offices. Completed projects include landscape improvements in low-income neighborhoods, a master plan and meditation garden at a homeless shelter, and an Alzheimer\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\

Converge:Exchange

March 9, 2015
Converge:Exchange is at once a platform, a moment, and a place that stimulates connections between communities, activists and practitioners in Chicago who use design-thinking in their work.

CSR: Strategies to Create Business and Social Value

March 6, 2015
Corporate Social Responsibility explores the challenges and opportunities of current CSR models, as well as the next generation of issues that senior business leaders will face.

Design Trust for Public Space Fellowship

March 6, 2015
The Design Trust for Public Space creates high impact design throughout New York by fostering collaborations between city agencies, community organizations and individuals from the private sector.

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