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5 January 2021
Mountain View, California, United States
Across the U.S. an influx of new mental health facilities are being designed through a lens of "evidence-based" architecture that aims to use the design itself as a means of treatment. With studies indicating that acc...
25 August 2020
Harlem, New York, United States
PLAY NYC, a nonprofit in New York, is reviving a historic pop-up playground concept, which started over two decades ago, in order to increase children's access to playgrounds and physical activity. The concept is simp...
2 August 2020
Southern Pines, North Carolina, United States
By building scientifically accurate virtual tress, NatureXR is providing an opportunity for scientists, policymakers, and other stakeholders to use virtual reality to understand ecosystems and model conservation impac...
18 July 2020
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Broadcast TV News
Renaming the Washington Redskins to remove a racist name and logo will require a difficult and delicate process juggling a host of issues that other professional and college sports franchises have successfully navigat...
23 June 2020
As part of a growing movement in sustainable software design, Danny Van Kooten, a Dutch programmer, refactored the code on his website plug-in to reduce the amount of energy expended when someone interacts with it. Ab...
11 June 2020
Artists are designing bold and direct messaging to provide Covid-19 information to underserved populations. The messaging is explicit, often highlighting the role of racism in health disparities seen with the virus, a...
25 February 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom
Making the video game industry more inclusive means allowing a broader segment of the population to experience a popular and important aspect of recreation by implementing features that add in various accessibility fe...
7 February 2020
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Empowering young entrepreneurs fosters new, sustainable, and inclusive approaches to design and fashion. In Brazil, designers from Aglomerado da Serra, a favela in Belo Horizonte, are using up-cycling to make a more s...
12 August 2019
In Kiruna, Sweden's northernmost city, a new city hall building is embodying transparency and community engagement. The building boasts a public cafe, seating nooks, studios, and a public art museum among the more tra...
28 June 2019
Austin, Texas, United States
With hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to making over Texas’ hospital system, designers are looking beyond simply upgrading the physical infrastructure. Instead, they’re reimagining what the entire system coul...
8 May 2019
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
The focus on sound comes at a time when open kitchens and industrial hard-surface designs entice diners’ eyes, but might strain their ears.
22 April 2019
As the number of people over 60 years old continues to rise, airports and hotels around the country are implementing features and senior-friendly design into their spaces. Some of the changes are simple – new benches,...
13 April 2019
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A new cafe in Mumbai is made entirely of cardboard to showcase the material's structural stability and dynamism, as well as its environmental sustainability. Everything from walls to chairs, and tables to lampshades, ...
12 April 2019
Halden Prison in Norway has re-designed itself so that the look and feel of prison life isn’t an added punishment to restricted freedom. Designers took into consideration the role campus design plays in promoting or d...
26 February 2019
Under 800 Words
Bringing in bio-manufactured materials can make existing commercial supply chains more sustainable. The German company AMSilk has created a plastic-free alternative to synthetic and farmed silk. By growing biodegradab...
12 February 2019
Richmond, Virginia, United States
In the midst of heated debates surrounding the removal of Confederate monuments in Richmond, Virginia, a partnership between a university design collective and a community nonprofit welcomed student suggestions to kee...
18 December 2018
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Artists around Detroit take steps to preserve historic landmarks and incorporate community input into the urban planning process. While the city is drastically changing, activists are slowly preserving places like mus...
9 November 2018
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
When local policy initiatives fail, it is often because they are not meeting local needs in a way that residents want. The Boston Housing Innovation Lab, know as the iLab, seeks to combat this challenge. So far, it ha...
7 November 2018
In Calgary, the new Central Library does more than just provide a beautiful space in which to read books. It also provides a place to access technology and acts as a connection space between the more and less affluent...
The Philadelphia Citizen
16 October 2018
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Church after church in Philadelphia is being slated for demolition. In times where funding for religious institutions are scarce, Sacred Places, Civic Spaces is trying to repurpose old churches for community use. By ...
13 October 2018
Finding creative ways to eliminate or recycle the waste generated by consumer products is central to building a sustainable economy. As part of the Netherland’s plan to reduce its carbon emissions 95% by 2050, Dutch d...
11 October 2018
With tourism on the rise, governments are figuring out how to limit overcrowding and environmental damage. Replicable ideas include marketing beaches and other attractions off the beaten path, regulating hotels and va...
9 October 2018
Effective visual messaging doesn’t just make political candidates stand out, it can also entice unlikely voters to the polls. The key is to pick up on what people respond to and take risks, including by hiring design ...
28 September 2018
Under 800 Words
At a factory in Mumbai, clever design and “resilient architecture” join together to form the “Concrete Void,” a space designed to hold water during India’s monsoon season. Rather than trying to keep the water out, the...
7 August 2018
Seattle, Washington, United States
Central District, a historically black neighborhood in Seattle, is getting a makeover to better align it with its roots. Africatown is a nonprofit community land trust that is using its influence to bring Afrocentric ...
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