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  • Interview with Former NEA Director of Design and Creative Placemaking Jason Schupbach

    Interview with Former NEA Director of Design and Creative Placemaking Jason Schupbach

    Before leaving for his new position at Arizona State University, former Director of Design and Creative Placemaking at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jason Schupbach sat down with Jen...

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  • Solutions Story Tracker – A Curated Journalism Database

    Solutions Story Tracker – A Curated Journalism Database

    The Solutions Story Tracker is a curated, searchable database of rigorous reporting about responses to social problems. A product of the Solutions Journalism Network, which promotes the practice...

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  • Shelter 48 Emergency Life-Support Design Challenge

    Shelter 48 Emergency Life-Support Design Challenge

    Eleven Magazine is currently accepting submissions to its seventh international ideas and design competition: Shelter 48 Emergency Life-Support Design. This year’s challenge focuses on the...

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  • Interview with Nubian Vault Association

    Interview with Nubian Vault Association

    Amarys Preuss is a Development Officer with Nubian Vault Association. Amarys is an international law, human rights and public administration graduate, I put my skills and enthusiasm to the service...

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  • Online Ideas Exchange: Racial Equity in Design

    Online Ideas Exchange: Racial Equity in Design

    Thank you to all our guests, facilitators, and participants in the online ideas exchange featuring three design initiatives creating more racial equity . To playback the webinar, please visit...

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  • An Interview with IBM Design

    An Interview with IBM Design

    By Dan Roche   This interview is part of our series on Social Intrapreneurship. Read the lead essay here. Doug Powell runs IBM’s Design Studio based in Austin, Texas. Doug oversees a design team...

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  • Annual Net Impact Conference 2017

    Annual Net Impact Conference 2017

    The Annual Net Impact Conference 2017 (NI17) will take place October 26 – 28, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The annual conference provides guidance to impact...

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  • Black Branding and the “Gilded Ghettos” of US Cities

    Black Branding and the “Gilded Ghettos” of US Cities

    Writing for Next City, Derek Hyra profiles the evolving “gilded ghetto” of Washington, D.C.’s Shaw/U Street Corridor, a gentrifying neighborhood that is using Black identity and culture — and...

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  • An Impact Designer’s Guide to the AI Industry

    An Impact Designer’s Guide to the AI Industry

    This summer, Fast Company published a Designer’s Guide to the AI Industry — a list of resources and instruction to help designers adapt to and prepare for the $15 billion dollar artificial...

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  • Learning From Washington Park: An Archeworks Initiative

    Learning From Washington Park: An Archeworks Initiative

    In partnership with the Washington Park Development Group and We All Live Here, Archeworks is undertaking a multi-year study of the development of the Washington Park neighborhood on Chicago’s...

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  • 5th Earth Architecture Competition

    5th Earth Architecture Competition

    Until October 13, 2017, Nka Foundation is soliciting entries for its 5th Earth Architecture Competition: Designing a Rural Arts Center for Senegal, an international architecture competition open...

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  • Host a Design for Equity Meal

    Host a Design for Equity Meal

    By Mia Scharphie   When was the last time you sat down with your project team and had a frank conversation about racial equity in the design ­field or your own experiences dealing with race......

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  • Public Impact Design Training: A New Guild of Civic Innovators

    Public Impact Design Training: A New Guild of Civic Innovators

    Impact Design Hub had the great pleasure of talking with Judi Brown from San Francisco-based innovation and engagement firm CivicMakers this week. They are hosting their third Public Impact Design...

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  • Racial Inequity Critical Review 2

    Racial Inequity Critical Review 2

    Asking the Tough Questions By Bryan Lee Jr A few years back I was asked by a journalist covering post-Katrina New Orleans: how does it feel to be a black gentrifier in the city? The... Read More

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  • Racial Inequity Critical Review 1

    Racial Inequity Critical Review 1

    The Other Golden Rule By Kimberly Dowdell Public Interest Design (PID) plays an important role in a game that I believe should become obsolete: financial dependency within urban communities of...

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  • Design Impact’s Metathemes Report

    Design Impact’s Metathemes Report

    by Genevieve Poist   As we move through our series exploring Racial Equity in Impact Design, we’d like to take a moment to highlight the work of the Cincinnati-based nonprofit social innovation...

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  • Grief Is a Beast That Will Never Be Tamed

    Grief Is a Beast That Will Never Be Tamed

    Grief Is a Beast That Will Never Be Tamed is a public art project offering a meditation on loss and the process of grieving. The mural invites people to share the rituals, practices, and texts......

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  • Smog Free Bike Generates Clean Air As You Pedal

    Smog Free Bike Generates Clean Air As You Pedal

    Daan Roosegaarde has unveiled the next concept in his Smog Free Project, an ongoing endeavor to create unpolluted cities. The Smog Free Bike intakes polluted air, cleans it, and releases it around...

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  • Maria Popova’s 33 Books on How to Live

    Maria Popova’s 33 Books on How to Live

    In response to the Long Now Foundation’s effort to assemble 3,500 books most essential for sustaining or rebuilding humanity, writer Maria Popova has assembled her own list of “33 Books on How to...

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  • Inter-American Development Bank Online Policy Courses

    Inter-American Development Bank Online Policy Courses

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is now offering online courses in policy and development through its “Gateway to Open Learning for Latin America and the Caribbean” program. Many courses...

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