GOOD Design in the City

September 11, 2015 2 min read

The moment the Architecture and the City Festival  has rolled over San Francisco the fog has deferentially rolled out. If celebrating Design means taking the extra step to show Architecture in its best light, so be it! The AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture and Design could not pick a better time and a better theme (Play: Design in Action) to turn the City in the favorite playground for everybody in the Design Arts. If you are game and you believe that "Good Design can solve everyday problems" then you can't miss the 2015 GOOD Design Forum .Meet the brightest minds from the San Francisco design community as they present solutions to some of the city’s most pressing issues. This event, was inspired in part by the resurgence of localized, urbanist action, and in part by knowing that local solutions can have global implications.

How does it work?

Local urban leaders/organizations get connected with Designers to tackle current urban challenges . 

What are this year's challenges?

Challenge 1: Playing in Traffic. What creative approaches can provide safety for pedestrians and bicyclist in auto-centric San Francisco?

1200px-RedBikeLane"RedBikeLane" by Arne Hückelheim – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons.

Challenge 2: Rethinking urban play.How do we create urban spaces that are safe and inviting for children and conducive for adults to engage in recreation and play?

Dolores_Park_Playground_Blog

Challenge 3: Play with your food.How can design leverage San Francisco’s new urban agriculture ordinance to provide access to healthy food for underserved communities as well as address drought/water resiliency?

  • Challenger: San Francisco Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Branch, Population Health Division | 
  • Design Team: Isabel Figueredo and Signo Uddenberg, MKThink Innovation Studio

Un_jardin_sur_le_toit,_Palais_de_Tokyo,_Paris_2013"Un jardin sur le toit, Palais de Tokyo, Paris 2013" by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra.

The Forum

The public forum will take place at the Autodesk Gallery . Designers will present their solution to the urban leader in front of a live audience. Afterwards there will be a Q&A where everybody will be able to contribute to the conversation. The event often culminates in a dynamic discussion about the future of cities, and makes for a great cocktail hour afterwards.

The best part? Some past collaborations between designers and urban leaders have gone far beyond the event, working to make the solutions a reality! 

Autodesk and Novedgeco-sponsored this event so you know it's going to be a hoot.  At Novedge we are particularly looking forward to celebrate Creative Thinking and Designers of all disciplines. 

So whether you are looking to become involved in the local Architecture and Design community, or simply want to learn more about the City you live in, come out and play!

  

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