An online resource for designing a better world.


August 25, 2017
OUR MISSION: Improve health and livelihoods among disadvantaged youth WHAT WE DO: YLabs designs programs that address the key health challenges facing disadvantaged youth (10-24 years). HOW: We help governments and local organizations design, evaluate and scale new ways to improve young people’s health and economic futures.

[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

Greater Good Studio

March 9, 2015
Greater Good Studio offers workshops, research and strategy, and design and prototyping services for businesses to promote positive social change. Using an asset based, human-centered model, the firm designs environments, experiences, products and services that help businesses make a difference.

Mauldin, Chelsea

March 9, 2015
Chelsea Mauldin is executive director of Public Policy Lab, committed to the “more effective delivery of public services to all Americans” or what’s known as service design.

Center for Public Interest Design

March 8, 2015
The Center for Public Interest Design is a research + action center at Portland State University that aims to investigate, promote, and engage in inclusive design practices that address the needs of underserved communities worldwide through work that is socially conscious, environmentally sustainable, and economically accessible to all. Certificate: The CPID & Portland State offer a Graduate Certificate in Public Interest Design, designed as a means to prepare future leaders in architecture, urban planning, sustainability, community development and other fields to aid currently underserved populations through sustainable, human-centered design methods. The Certificate provides an educational foundation for entry into the emerging field of Public Interest Design, through academic studies and hands-on experience in the field, working directly with communities in need, addressing issues such as inadequate shelter, food and water scarcity, disaster preparedness and recovery, and economic well-being.

Design Research Conference

March 6, 2015
The Design Research Conference (DRC), hosted by IIT Institute of Design, brings together a growing community of design professionals advancing the role of design research in innovation.

Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise

March 6, 2015
The Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise were established in 2009 as a complement to the Vilcek Prizes, to encourage and support young immigrants who have already demonstrated exceptional achievements and who often face significant challenges early in their careers. As with the Vilcek Prizes, the Creative Promise Prizes are awarded annually in biomedical science and in a changing category of the arts, this year recognizing accomplishments in the field of design.

Loeb Fellowship

March 6, 2015
Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Loeb Fellowship provides mid-career practitioners the opportunity to engage in a year of concentrated research and independent study. Through research and discourse with colleagues, Loeb Fellows grow as professionals and as empowered leaders.

JPB Foundation

March 6, 2015
To enhance the quality of life in the United States through transformational initiatives that promote the health of our communities by creating opportunities for those in poverty, promoting pioneering medical research, and enriching and sustaining our environment.


March 4, 2015
pointB supports change agents along the Thailand-Myanmar border who are working with displaced people from Myanmar in refugee camps and migrant communities.

Vision Arc

March 4, 2015
VisionArc is a think tank dedicated to exploring the role of design within complex global issues.


March 4, 2015
Design Agency encourages political engagement through collaborative multidisciplinary research and design. DSN AGNC challenges current architectural practices by creating new possibilities within the architectural and urban design process that respond to the needs of the people over the demands of economic and political powers.

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