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Design for the Just City: Spontaneous Interventions, Neighborhoods and Community Participation [panel]
July 16, 2013 5:30 pm
July 16, 2013 7:30 pm
Spontaneous Interventions
July 8, 2013
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater
(312) 744-6630
78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL, 60602, United States

Moderator: Toni Griffin (Professor of Architecture & Director, J. Max Bond Center)

Panelists: Marshall Brown (Marshall Brown Projects), Andre Brumfield (Gensler), Daniel D’Oca (Interboro Partners), Liz Ogbu (California College of the Arts), and Terry Schwarz (Kent State Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative)

Issues of equity, inclusion, race, justice, access and connection are still unresolved in many American communities, leaving a context of urban landscapes where the work of uplifting people and place remains a large task.   These issues have created a series of marginalizing conditions that continue to have a devastating impact on everything from civic identity and participation to household wealth and health to social equity and justice.  However, there is a growing interest and urgency for integrating new design innovations into public policy aimed at remediating longstanding structural inequalities and progressing toward a more just and inclusive city.  Though the lenses of traditional design practice, community and social impact design, design regulation, and the challenges of redevelopment and gentrification, this panel will reveal how we more effectively design for a just city for all.