Design, Development, and Democracy


Connecting thinkers and doers working at the intersection of design, development, and democracy.


Because cities are complex places where competing interests influence quality of life. To build just and resilient cities, people across sectors—not only planners—must influence decisions related to the built environment, community health and interconnected social issues.


A series of convenings and a knowledge-sharing platform invite participants to build relationships, explore new perspectives, and gain actionable knowledge.

Then what?

Connect to a resource network of forward-acting peers working towards civic innovation in communities, cities, and regions.

For information contact: Cynthia Silva-Parker

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