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Public: A Journal of Imagining America
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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Anderson, Nadia M., "Public Interest Design: Expanding Architecture and Design through Process and Impact" (2014). Architecture Publications. 24.