Architecture Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

Public: A Journal of Imagining America

Volume

2

Issue

2

Abstract

Public interest design expands the practice and education of architecture and design by shifting from the narrowly focused production of objects to a multidimensional process for achieving change and impact. It moves design from adherence to goals created by wealthy and powerful clients and policymakers to engaging proactively with a broad range of stakeholders. Design thus contributes to solutions to issues connected to the built environment, such as climate change, increasing urbanization, and growing inequity between rich and poor. Present in university design centers, nonprofit organizations, for-profit firms, and university courses, public interest design is providing new opportunities for students, young professionals, and others interested in using their knowledge and training to create positive futures.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Copyright Owner

Nadia Anderson

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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