2012 DESIGN CHALLENGE | SWEET HOMES CHICAGO
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?


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1ST PLACE WINNER
3 Interventions To Trigger A Self-Sufficient Local Economy in Chicago's Austin
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By Carlyn So


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2011 COMPETITION | THE CHICAGO CLEAN AIR DESIGN CHALLENGE
The Air We Breathe; The Chicago Clean Air Design Challenge was a regional design competition focusing on clean air in Chicago’s most affected neighborhoods, with far reaching impacts nationally and globally. Air quality is a critical environmental concern of the moment and we wanted to see what designers could do about it.


1ST PLACE WINNER
COMMUNITY VOICE BOX
by Jeff Munie & Bill Vassilakis

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WHO WE ARE | WHAT WE DO

Design Makes Change is a group of designers, artists and educators who utilize design thinking, co-creation and community intervention to address environmental, social, and infrastructural issues for change.

We partner with organizations, community leaders, businesses and educational bodies on varied projects including design challenges, research, innovation, workshops and exhibitions.

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