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. 


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

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

JMK Fund

March 6, 2015
The J.M. Kaplan Fund affirms our founder’s vision to “search for the realization of an ideal society.”   For almost 70 years, we have supported efforts to achieve this goal by providing leadership in the fields of the environment, migrations, historic preservation, and civic life.  Our grants represent a distinctive blend of old and new, near-by and global.

Friends of the High Line

March 4, 2015
Friends of the High Line is a non-profit conservancy working with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to make sure the High Line, a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side, is maintained as an extraordinary public space for all visitors to enjoy.

Van Alen Institute

March 4, 2015
The Van Alen Institute is a fellowship of design practitioners and scholars who foster dialogue about the evolving role of architecture in the public realm.

Assemble Studio

March 4, 2015
Assemble focuses on a collaborative and interdependent approach to design and architecture. Their emphasis is on bridging the gap between the public and architecture by engaging the public as participants and collaborators in the design process.

Public Works

March 4, 2015
Public Works is a London based non-profit that is an art and architecture practice working within and towards public space.

Van Alen Institute Fellowship

March 4, 2015
The Van Alen Institute inspires a critical examination of the planning methods and procedures that impact the design of public spaces. The Van Alen Institute’s Resident Fellows create projects that are accessible to the public and spark a dialogue about the role public space plays in our lives.


March 4, 2015
KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive.

Ultimate Block Party

March 4, 2015
Play for Tomorrow is committed to working towards affecting policy and education delivery and overcoming the disconnect between what we know about learning and how we are teaching. The organization’s mission is to change attitudes, beliefs and practices how children learn among families, educators, child-care providers, pediatricians and policymakers.

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