2011 COMPETITION | THE CHICAGO CLEAN AIR DESIGN CHALLENGE
2012 COMPETITION | THE NEIGHBORHOOD PRESERVATION DESIGN CHALLENGE
In cities across America, neighborhoods are struggling economically and socially because of high rates of home foreclosure and financial divestment. This is a critical concern in your city and you are a designer. What will you do about it?
THE DESIGN CHALLENGE: College Students & Professionals
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THE JUNIOR DESIGN CHALLENGE: Junior & Highschool Students
Junior Project Brief > PDF
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The Air We Breathe; The Chicago Clean Air Design Challenge was a regional design competition focusing on clean air in two of Chicago’s most affected neighborhoods- Pilsen and Little Village.
Poor air quality is an issue that affects all Chicagoans. However, residents of Pilsen and Little Village live below two coal powered plants that regularly emit lead and other toxins into the air. High rates of asthma and other air-quality illnesses are pressing concerns for the residents of these neighborhoods and for much of Chicago.
This is a critical environmental concern of the moment and we wanted to see what designers could do about it.