An online resource for designing a better world.

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

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 Urban Framework

March 9, 2015
RUF's objective is to engage in the rural-urban transformation of China through built projects, research, exhibitions and writing.

Design Futures Forum

March 6, 2015
The Design Futures Forum is a three day conference at the University of Texas-Austin aimed towards providing students interested in pursuing a career in PID with practical tools, knowledge and networking opportunities.

Fetzer Institute

March 6, 2015
To foster awareness of the power of love and forgiveness in the emerging global community. People across the globe, from all cultures and traditions, embrace love and forgiveness in daily life. These values are universally viewed as central to the fabric of humanity. Yet, the emerging global community has few institutions dedicated to deepening the understanding and fostering deeper awareness of these values. In this context, the Fetzer Institute pursues a unique role—working to investigate, activate, and celebrate the power of love and forgiveness as a practical force for good in today’s world. We are interested in how people truly experience and understand love and forgiveness from their diverse points of view, especially from the perspective of their daily work in the world.

Community Design Assistance Center

March 4, 2015
The Community Design and Assistance Center works to partner sutdents and faculty with local non-profit organizations that would benefit from the skills and training of design students. Projects aim to alleviate social and enviornmental issues in the community.

Center for Land Use Interpretation Residence Program

March 4, 2015
The Center for Land Use Interpretation uses publications, tours and research resources to encourage a deeper understanding of land use politics and to foster diverse perspectives on the contemporary landscape. The CLUI Wendover Residence Program gives artists, researchers, theorists and individuals interested in land use the opportunity to engage in a unique landscape and to create meaningful and creative ideas that can inform the global discussion of landscapes.


March 4, 2015
PennPraxis helps faculty find practice opportunities that match their interests and that provide real world opportunities to work with students for clients on design challenges and improve conditions in the community.

Community Outreach Partnership Program

March 4, 2015
The Community Outreach Partnership Program focuses on education, applied research and service within a collaborative environment.

Community Design Solutions

March 4, 2015
Community Design Solutions (CDS) is a design center where students prepare preliminary design and planning solutions for underfunded communities to promote positive change.


March 4, 2015
URBED (Urbanism, Environment and Design) specialise in urban design and sustainability in an urban context.

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