Creating a better world with design, By Michael J. Berens

A substantial and growing body of research attests to what designers have long known. The design of the spaces we inhabit has considerable impact on our health, mood and state of mind. Now, researchers and practitioners are probing even further to discover the ways that design also can affect our behavior. What they are finding…

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PRO BONO DESIGN HANDBOOK FOR NONPROFITS

A step by step guide for nonprofits in need of design assistance to connect with the 1+ program (formally the 1% program) network of architecture and design firms who have pledged a commitment to pro bono service.

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PUBLIC INTEREST DESIGN: EVALUATING PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE

University of Texas School of Architecture’s Center for Sustainable Development collaborated with Public Architecture in 2012 and 2013 to host the Public Interest Design Externship Summer Program. Through post occupancy evaluations conducted by student externs, this collaborative report contributes to the research to better understand the true benefits, effect, and challenges inherent in eight recently…

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