Cara Michell on Rebuilding Culture and Community

Doebele Fellow Cara Michell is spending her summer with Theaster Gates's (LF '11) Place Lab in the University of Chicago Arts & Public Life program. She spends time every week at Rebuild Foundation, where the community curates the culture. Read her report in her blog City.on.Wheels.

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Wayne Ruga on Creating a Place to Flourish, July 22

Poster for Ruga's talk at Humanscale

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Robin Chase: See Ya Later, Capitalism—Make Way for  the Collaborative Economy

peers Inc coverRobin Chase (LF '05) breaks down the benefits of the sharing economy and the reasons it's here to stay in her new book Peers Inc: How People & Platforms are Inventing the Collaborative Economy & Reinventing Capitalism. Get a glimpse of her thinking in "Bye, Bye Capitalism. We’re Entering the Age of Abundance." Or just beg, buy or borrow the book.

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Marshall Memorial Fellowship Nominations Open

Nominations are now open for the German Marshall Fund's flagship leadership program, the Marshall Memorial Fellowship. Again this year the Fellowship will send 75 emerging leaders in all sectors–business, government and civil society–from the US to Europe and from Europe to the US for 24 days of immersion in policy. Deadline for nominations is September 15, 2015.

Read the guidelines and nominate a leader.

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Marc Norman’s Show at the Center for Architecture

designing affordability logoDesigning Affordability, curated by Marc Norman (LF ’15), opens at the AIA New York Center for Architecture October 1. The show examines the ways in which architects, engineers, planners, policy makers and ordinary citizens are creating innovative ways to reduce the cost of housing, increase opportunity, rethink the way we live and show new ways to build and maintain structures. Taking on various elements necessary for the production of housing, developers, individuals, governments and architects are creating models for addressing the housing crisis and creating new opportunities.

Designing Affordability runs through January 16, 2016.

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Florencia Rodriguez on Eladio Dieste

In the recent edition of Uncube, Florencia Rodriguez (LF '14) examines the legacy and philosophy of the mid-20th century Uruguayan engineer and architect Eladio Dieste, “an idealist, an expressionist and a romantic.” His search for coherence through architecture led him to reject the conventions of his time and design in brick, with which he pushed “the limits of form-making and perception of space.” Although his buildings are chiefly in Argentina and Brazil, his influence is still felt throughout the Southern Cone of South America.

Read “Catching The Curve.”

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Grand Center St. Louis Seeks CEO

The Grand Center District of St. Louis is seeking a strategic arts lover, cheerleader and fundraiser to be president and CEO of Grand Center Inc., leading the network in completion of the Master Plan, and raising $100 million over 10 years. read more

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Public Architecture Seeks ED

pub archPublic Architecture, a leading voice in the social impact design movement, is seeking a mission- focused, strategic, and process-minded leader who will refine operations and accelerate growth in collaboration with the organization’s diverse, agile and creative team. Public Architecture has institutionalized pro bono service in the design profession by building the largest pro bono design marketplace in the world. read more

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Champion of Neighborhoods: Maurice Cox in Detroit

Maurice Cox (LF ’02), Detroit’s new planning director, views the city through the lens of opportunity. While others can’t see beyond acres of abandoned land, he sees the walkable streets and neighborhood density that foster community and plenty of parks, gardens and local enterprise. He also sees the resilient spirit that can make it all happen. Read “Detroit’s new planning director: Dream Big” and view a video interview with Maurice Cox.

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Seeds of Change–Doebele Community Service Fellows

Doebele Community Service Fellows Cara Michell (MUP '16) and Sarah Bolivar (MLA '16 and LOEBlogger), supported by the Loeb Fellowship, are making meaningful contributions to the LivableStreets Alliance Greenway Links Initiative in Boston and Theaster Gates's (LF '11) Rebuild Foundation in Chicago and Gary, Indiana. read more

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