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Autodesk Tech Impact Recipient: Build Change

During the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Autodesk launched the Technology Impact Program to provide the latest professional software to 500 nonprofit organizations–a commitment worth an outstanding $7.5 million. The program has delivered software suites, including Building Design Suite Premium, Product Design Suite Premium, Infrastructure Design Suite Premium, and Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate,(…)


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Reminder: Decade of Design Proposals Due 3/15

Submissions to the AIA’s Decade of Design research grant on resilient design is due this Saturday, March 15, 2014. In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, a total of $40,000 in funding is open to university-led teams “providing evidence for the impact of materials and design features(…)


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Decade of Design: Call for Proposals on Resiliency

Resilient design was a hot topic in 2013 and continues to prevail for rightful reasons. As seen with extreme weather conditions–America’s polar and solar vortexes, as one example–and increasing documentation of the expected urban population of 5.1 billion by 2050, we are being reminded every day that the world is changing–fast. In 2012, the AIA(…)


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GOOD: A Look Back at Our Predictions for 2013

For PublicInterestDesign.org’s third annual year in review series, we were proud to partner with GOOD in chronicling initiatives shaping the field. This post looks back on the 10 predications we made at this time last year and provides updates on each of them. Tomorrow, we’ll present a 2013 recap of the other significant milestones this(…)


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Autodesk Launches Software Donation Program

This week, during the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Autodesk–a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software–is proudly launching its Technology Impact program, providing software donations to select nonprofits that are directly employing design to create a better world. In just the first year alone, the program represents a major, $7.5 million(…)


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2013 CGI Annual Meeting: Mobilizing for Impact

The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has announced “Mobilizing for Impact” as the theme of its 2013 CGI Annual Meeting, taking place September 23-26, 2013, in New York City. “Through a variety of sessions, leaders from across sectors will develop new ideas and partnerships, learn from their peers, and take action. Past CGI Annual Meetings have(…)


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D-Rev's Krista Donaldson to Speak at SFI13

We are honored to announce that Krista Donaldson, PhD, CEO of D-Rev: Design Revolution, will give the opening keynote address during the thirteenth international Structures for Inclusion conference. Donaldson will speak on Saturday morning, March 23, at the Coffman Memorial Union Theater on the University of Minnesota campus, as part of the inaugural Public Interest(…)


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D-Rev’s Krista Donaldson to Speak at SFI13

We are honored to announce that Krista Donaldson, PhD, CEO of D-Rev: Design Revolution, will give the opening keynote address during the thirteenth international Structures for Inclusion conference. Donaldson will speak on Saturday morning, March 23, at the Coffman Memorial Union Theater on the University of Minnesota campus, as part of the inaugural Public Interest(…)


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Architizer: Top 10 PID Initiatives to Watch in 2013

On Thursday of last week, we published the third and final in a three-part series of “year end” pieces on Architizer, that being our “Top 10 Public Interest Design Initiatives to Watch in 2013.” Once again, the list looks beyond individual design projects and instead toward initiatives with far-reaching consequences for the field–and, in some(…)


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