“AIA Charleston is excited to announce a Design Ideas Competition in response to a desire by the City of Charleston to create a Parklet Program. The competition seeks ideas for an outdoor space with purpose, that promotes civic advocacy in design while instigating a socially cooperative and equitable design process that serves Charleston’s diverse population.
“America Walks and generous Active People, Health Nations partners are excited to announce another round of our popular Community Change Grant program. This program will award grantees $1,500.00 in community stipends for projects related to creating healthy, active, and engaged places to live, work, and play.
We’ve been big fans of the innovative folks at SHAREABLE who are helping us all think outside the many boxes of conventional “wisdom.”
So it doesn’t surprise us that they have a unique shortlist of books to help us be a part of the change we seek.
Check out their list and be a spark!
“The connections [between climate and racial justice] are inextricable,” says Yerina Mugica, who recently served as NRDC’s interim chief equity officer. “It’s a question of whether we choose to recognize that or not. The communities that are most impacted by racial injustice are the same communities that are most impacted by climate change and climate injustice. As we know, this is no accident or coincidence. It is part of the design of systems that were built on racism. So the solutions need to be built on anti-racism.”
Throughout this global pandemic, we have clung to the hope that we can find #opportunityincrisis to create a better world moving forward. What some have referred to as the “Great Pause” has been full of hardships but has also given us the opportunity to reconsider our priorities and our values. Perhaps it is time to reconsider the nature of our current economic system and how it could evolve into something better for everyone.
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