The New York MTA this week approved reduced fares for low-income riders. According to blogger Steven Polzin, that decision might have unintended consequences. Asking users to pay for transportation is a complex proposition.
An exhibit by Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez at the Museum of Modern Art invokes urban idealism at the same time that it serves as a foil for poverty and deprivation in the megacities of the developing world.
For almost 50 years the American Institute of Architects has provided design assistance as part of its public service work to assist communities across the country. AIA’s Center for Communities by Design provides Design Assistance Programs to help communities and civic society address design and sustainability challenges. Through these public service programs, over 1,000 professionals from more than 30 disciplines have provided millions of dollars in professional pro bono services to more than 200 communities across the country, engaging thousands of participants in community driven planning processes. The SDAT program upholds the AIA Design Assistance team values of utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach; ensuring the objectivity of all participating team members; and requiring broad, inclusive public participation and support.
The deadline to submit applications for consideration in the 2017 SDAT program is Friday, December 9, 2016. The SDAT Application Review Committee will convene in December 2016; any applications received after the review period will be considered for the 2017 SDAT program.
Questions about the program or the application process should be directed to Erin Simmons, Director, AIA Design Assistance, via email (email@example.com) or phone (202.626.7492).