Urban Equity to be Focus of New Academic Center

Launched May 1 within the Spitzer School of Architecture at the City College of New York, the new J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City will pursue the ways in which design can make "American cities more just and inclusive places to live."

Named for the architect who directed of one of the country's first community design centers, the Architects Renewal Committee of Harlem (ARCH), and died in 2009, the Bond Center will be led by Toni Griffin, the former deputy director of planning in Washington, D.C., who founded the Detroit Works Project, reports Julie Iovine.

"The center is a reinvigorated recast of the City College Architecture Center (CCAC) that operated in the 1980s and '90s primarily as a pro bono architecture and planning service for the Harlem community. The Bond Center will focus more on faculty and collaborative research, drawing on disciplines across the CUNY system and beyond, as well as initiate urban projects engaging with policy reform that could become models for other cities, and especially Harlem itself. An active conference, publication, and events program is also on the agenda."

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