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. 

CA Bikes

March 4, 2015
CA Bikes was built to connect individuals and communities in rural Uganda to critical health and education services by building and coordinating the distribution of locally made transport vehicles, such as bicycles, wheelchairs, and bike-ambulances.

Summer Streets

March 4, 2015
On three consecutive Saturdays in the summer, nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for people to play, walk, bike, and breathe. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.

Walk Raleigh

March 4, 2015
Walk Raleigh is an open-sourced guerrilla wayfinding campaign enabling anyone to share how far it is to walk places in their city (through simple editable templates).

Penalosa, Enrique

March 4, 2015
Enrique Peñalosa was the mayor of Bogotá, Colombia, between 1998 and 2000. He advocates for sustainability and mobility in the cities of the future. Peñalosa now works as a consultant on urban strategy, advising officials in cities all over the world on how to build a sustainable cities that can not only survive but thrive in the future.

Sadik-Khan, Janette

February 2, 2015
Janette Sadik-Khan served as New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner under Mayor Michael Bloomberg and helped create an array of public spaces throughout the city.

Simons, Trinity

February 2, 2015
Trinity Simons is the director of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a partnership of the American Architectural Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, and U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Sustainable Communities Initiative

January 30, 2015
The Partnership for Sustainable Communities works to coordinate federal housing, transportation, water, and other infrastructure investments to make neighborhoods more prosperous, allow people to live closer to jobs, save households time and money, and reduce pollution. The partnership agencies incorporate six principles of livability into federal funding programs, policies, and future legislative proposals.

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