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. 

[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


May 10, 2016
Nicolas-Patience Basabose is the Head of Design at EbenezerStudio (Pty) Ltd, a creative, cross-disciplinary design firm with global reach offering services in different fields of design. Our studio has offices in Johannesburg, South Africa and... Read More

Florida Community Design Center

March 4, 2015
The Florida Community Design Center is focused on research-based design that explores critical issues of a changing culture — climate, energy, infrastructure, transportation and population growth/redistribution.

Penn Institute for Urban Research

March 4, 2015
Penn Institute for Urban Research focuses on research that informs the sustainable and inclusive twenty-first-century city. By providing a forum for collaborative scholarship and instruction at Penn and beyond, Penn IUR stimulates research and engages with urban practitioners and policymakers to inform urban policy.

Sustainable Cities Initiative

March 4, 2015
The Sustainable Cities Initiative promotes a multidisciplinary approach to urban design through research, community engagement and educational opportunties. The Initiative hopes to inform local organizations and communities such that they can create more sustainable solutions to local issues.

Urban and Regional Research Collaborative

March 4, 2015
The Urban and Regional Research Collaborative (URRC) is the umbrella organization for research of the Urban and Regional Planning faculty and students, as well as others in the Taubman College interested in urban and regional issues.

Urban Landscape Lab

March 4, 2015
The Urban Landscape Lab brings students of all disciplines together to dissect the ecological processes and urban systems that exist in cities. By looking at these processes under a microscop, the Lab hopes to bring critical issues to the table and research design and building methods that would be more socially and economically sustainable for cities.

Downtown Design Studio

March 4, 2015
Through academic courses, design services, and research offered, the Downtown Design Studio works to build a sustainable and vibrant regional future based on ideas that encourage environmental integrity, protect natural and cultural resources, stimulate economic prosperity, and enhance the public realm.


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.


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

Dunn Hobbes

March 4, 2015
Dunn and Hobbes develop reuse and infill projects in high-density low-rise mixed-use urban villages throughout Seattle. The firms aims to make urban living more appealing and sustainable thus slowing the growth of sprawl and creating more walkable and sustainable communities.

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