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. 

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.

Venture for America Fellowship

March 6, 2015
Venture for America promotes responsible entrepreneurship that benefits the businessperson and the community in which they work. The 2-year fellowship enables recent graduates to hone their business skills in a start-up company while also providing opportunity and positive impact in the city where they work.

The Supply

March 4, 2015
The Supply activates urban slum youth to create the cities of tomorrow through a network of community secondary schools centered on service learning.

Nguyen, Lanvy

March 4, 2015
Lanvy Nguyen is founder of Fashion 4 Freedom, a social enterprise dedicated to ethical garment manufacturing practices that support community development and empowerment of young women.

Polak, Paul

March 4, 2015
Paul Polak is founder of Windhorse International, a for-profit company that “combines radically affordable technology with radically decentralized supply chains to earn profits serving bottom billion customers.”

Roy, Bunker

March 4, 2015
Sanjit “Bunker” Roy is founder of Barefoot College, which serves rural communities with the objective of making them self-sufficient, using a systems focus that touches on issues such as energy, health, water, and wasteland development.

Center for Rural Design

March 4, 2015
The Center for Rural Design is a multi-disciplinary research studio that empowers communities to find innovative solutions to problems in rural areas in Minnesota, the Midwest, and globally.

Rural Futures Institute

March 4, 2015
The Rural Futures Institute is invested in increasing community capacity as well as the confidence of rural people to address their challenges and opportunities, resulting in resilient and sustainable rural futures.


March 4, 2015
ioby is a platform for crowd-resourcing that helps connect people and resources to neighborhood based projects. Through investing in neighborhood projects, participants become active in improving their community and inspire other people to improve their own neighborhood.

Nebraska Lied Main Street Program

March 4, 2015
The Nebraska Main Street Network exists to help communities develop traditional commercial districts so that they once again attract residents and businesses, promote commercial investment and spur economic growth.

J Max Bond Center

March 4, 2015
The J. Max Bond Center serves as a resource for shaping the design of communities in New York and Harlem in particular.

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