Designing for The Public Interest in Brazil’s Favelas
Listen to an interview with architect Pedro Henrique de Cristo who, along with his wife Caroline, started +D // Design with Purpose, an "antidisciplinary studio that conducts research, design and development integrating public policy, architecture and technology to create public value, intergenerational legacies and systemic change." Their work on Parque Sitie has transformed the former landfill into Rio de Janeiro's first "agro-forest."
The Beautiful: Reclaiming Beauty as an Endowment of Thriving Cities
In a comprehensive study from Thriving Cities--an initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia offering insights and action-oriented tools for municipal betterment--the somewhat challenging concept of beauty is considered in relation to a city's well-being.