Webinar: Design for Good

Webinar: Design for Good

Almost everything around us was designed by someone; our homes, schools, workplaces, and nearly every imaginable public space. Design is everywhere and, for better or for worse, it shapes the quality of our lives. 

Webinar: Saving Our Suburbs Part 2

Webinar: Saving Our Suburbs Part 2

In this webinar you'll learn how suburbs can cover the costs of creating walkable urbanism by being Opportunistic and developing innovative public/private partnerships to pay for streets, public spaces, art and culture, and, yes, even parking—in other words, the infrastructure that turns density into a tool for creating community. The webinar series is based on the book Suburban Remix: Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places. 

Webinar: Harnessing and Measuring the Creative Potential of Social Design

Webinar: Harnessing and Measuring the Creative Potential of Social Design

Businesses, governments, foundations and the social sector are investing millions of dollars in social design as the most promising methodology for solving the complex human challenges of our time.

In this webinar, Cheryl Heller, Founding Chair of the Design for Social Innovation MFA program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and President of the design lab CommonWise, along with Anne LaFond, Director of the John Snow, Inc. Center for Health Information, Monitoring and Evaluation (CHIME), present an overview of what Social Design is and how it works.

Webinar: Unlocking Multimodality in N America

Webinar: Unlocking Multimodality in N America

In recent years, some urban planners have begun to explore ways to unlock Dutch-style multimodality, hoping to utilize the bicycle as a tool to increase public-transit ridership and decrease car dependency. In fact, the case could be made that—with the right conditions—bikes are better placed to deal with the lower population densities and longer distances traveled in North America.

Intergalactic Design - Applying Social Design to Sustainability

Intergalactic Design - Applying Social Design to Sustainability

Designer and strategist Cheryl Heller will discuss social design, a new approach to navigating uncertainty and strengthening collaboration. She shares the principles and process of social design as well as case studies from her new book The Intergalactic Design Guide; Harnessing the Creative Potential of Social Design. Matt Enstice, President and CEO of Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, joins her. 

Webinar: Saving Our Suburbs (Part 1)

Webinar: Saving Our Suburbs (Part 1)

The formulas that guided suburban growth for more than 60 years no longer work. How can suburbs adapt to increasingly complex social, economic, fiscal, and environmental demands? What new approaches can help them secure their futures?

Saving Vaquita: Considerations in the Race Against Extinction

Saving Vaquita: Considerations in the Race Against Extinction

As Brooke Bessesen writes in her new book, Vaquita: Science, Politics, and Crime in the Sea of Cortez, “Conservation is messy business.”

Walkable City Rules Webinar

Walkable City Rules Webinar

Jeff Speck is an urban designer and author of several books on urban mobility. In this session, Jeff brings in concepts from his new book Walkable City Rules, 101 Steps to Making Better Placess. In his book he shares 101 rules for making a city more than just walkable, but more sustainable, equitable, and livable.

Resilience for All Webinar with Barbara Brown Wilson and ioby

Resilience for All Webinar with Barbara Brown Wilson and ioby

In this webinar presentation, in association with Barbara Brown Wilson and ioby, we explore community driven design through two ioby projects. The first project is in Detroit and the takes place in Memphis. The catalysist for the projects, along with project leaders from ioby, are featured in the presentation. Author of Resilience for All, Barbara Brown Wilson, presents on the idea of community-driven design and then moderates the discussion.

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Designing Climate Solutions for Post-Carbon Cities Webinar

Designing Climate Solutions for Post-Carbon Cities Webinar

This 90-minute webinar, Designing Climate Solutions for Post-Carbon Cities Webinar, explored three pressing questions that relate to climate change: 

What are the top priority emissions reduction policies that should be implemented now?
What role do cities play in implementing and influencing these policies?
How should these policies be designed to address the needs of vulnerable communities?

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