Good Design

Harvard Magazine: Good Design, A public interest movement redefines architecture In June 1968, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) invited civil-rights leader Whitney Young Jr. to speak at its national convention. Just two months earlier, riots had devastated dozens of American downtowns in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. AIA members wanted to […]

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PID Institute Dallas

The Public Interest Design Institute will provide training to architecture and other design professionals in public interest design with in-depth study over two days on methods of how design can address the critical issues faced by communities.Training in public interest design is a way of enhancing an existing design practice and learning skills to become […]

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PSU Certificate in Public Interest Design

The Portland State University’s Graduate Certificate in Public Interest Design has been created 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 will provide an educational foundation for entry into the emerging field of Public Interest […]

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PIDPG Book Release

This is the first book to present public interest design as a viable profession of interdisciplinary design practice. Public Interest Design Practice Guidebook: SEED Methodology, Case Studies, and Critical Issues introduces the standards and rigor that are needed to build public interest design into a practice that has a major global impact. Writings by Thomas […]

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