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By the People: Designing a Better America

By the People: Designing a Better America

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Publisher: Cooper Hewitt Author: Cynthia Smith, Darren Walker ISBN: 9783899556919 Format: Softcover, 256pp , 272x208 mm

By the People: Designing a Better America, the third volume in Cooper Hewitt’s series on socially responsible design, examines how design is effectively challenging poverty and social inequality across America. This book explores current social, economic and environmental issues in America with a particular focus on marginalised and underserved communities.

By the People features design projects organised into six working themes: Act, Save, Share, Live, Learn and Make. It is a true manual—in format and contentfeaturing design solutions that expand access to education, food, health care and affordable housing; increase social and economic inclusion; offer improved alternative transportation options, and provide a balanced approach to land use between the built and natural environments.