Appalachian Kentucky is known for coal mining, natural beauty, craft and folk art. It's also the most impoverished area in the United States. How can design empower people to adapt and thrive at a time of immense social change?
A mega-city where innovative public art and parks invite engagement though crime puts many citizens in daily danger. How can design find ways for cities to be safe for citizens regardless of socioeconomic status?
An intensely multicultural city where tourism, natural disasters, and wars have marked its history and shaped its culture. How can design support the uniqueness of local cultures while still enabling economic progress?
In San Francisco, startup and technological innovation has created challenges for residents. How can design support innovation but preserve access for those who may be displaced by socioeconomic change?
A compressed National Park that has overcome logistical challenges while preserving the pristine landscape. How can design maintain ecological and cultural resources and still allow non-damaging access for all?