Network

 

Resources

Organizations

Architecture for Humanity 

Bringing design, construction and development services to communities in need. 

 

Association for Community Design 

Established in 1977, the Association for Community Design (ACD) is a network of individuals, organizations, and institutions committed to increasing the capacity of planning and design professions to better serve communities. ACD serves and supports practitioners, educators, and organizations engaged in community-based design and planning.

 

BaSiC Initiative - Building Sustainable Communities 

A collaboration of faculty and students from the University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture. Each program draws upon the unique relationship of communities to their environment, finding solutions that embrace appropriate technologies while reinforcing local values to spur self-initiated development.

 

Center for Urban Pedagogy 

Making educational projects about places and how they change.

 

 

The City Repair Project 

A group of citizen activists creating public gathering places and helping others to creatively transform the places where they live.

 

Claiming Public Space
An information commons and archive for the public-interest art, architecture and design community.

 

Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility 

Working for peace, environmental protection, ecological building, social justice, and the development of healthy communities. We believe that design practitioners have a significant role to play in the well-being of our communities.

 

Rural Studio 

Seeking solutions to the needs of the community within the community’s own context, and allowing students to put their educational values to work as citizens of a community. 

 

Spurse 

Researchers interested in remaking the terms of engagement towards a collective production of experimental commons.

 

UN Habitat 

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. 

 

UNIWIKI 

UNICEF initiative to connect as many young people as possible using mobile phones, radio, and web-based applications. 

 

International Institute for Environment and Development 

As an independent international research organisation, we are specialists in linking local to global. In Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, the Middle East and the Pacific, we work with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to ensure they have a say in the policy arenas that most closely affect them — from village councils to international conventions.


Research Tools

UN Human Development Reports

UN Population Division 

UN Millennium Development Goals 

Globalization Guide 

The World Bank on Urban Development 

World Urban Forum 

Plan NYC: New York City Planning Information Portal 

U.S. Census Bureau


Toolkits

Urban Design Toolkit - The Ministry of Environment, New Zealand

New Zealand Ministry for the Environment. The Urban Design Toolkit is a compendium of tools that can be used to facilitate high-quality urban design and supports the implementation of the New Zealand Urban Design Protocol.

Urban Upgrading - MIT and the World Bank

Supporters

The Ford Foundation

India China Institute

Partners
Chulalongkorn University

The New School

Ironbound Community Corp.

PETLab

PUKAR

PIIM

The Urban Design Research Institute


Network

 

Resources

Organizations

Architecture for Humanity 

Bringing design, construction and development services to communities in need. 

 

Association for Community Design 

Established in 1977, the Association for Community Design (ACD) is a network of individuals, organizations, and institutions committed to increasing the capacity of planning and design professions to better serve communities. ACD serves and supports practitioners, educators, and organizations engaged in community-based design and planning.

 

BaSiC Initiative - Building Sustainable Communities 

A collaboration of faculty and students from the University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture. Each program draws upon the unique relationship of communities to their environment, finding solutions that embrace appropriate technologies while reinforcing local values to spur self-initiated development.

 

Center for Urban Pedagogy 

Making educational projects about places and how they change.

 

 

The City Repair Project 

A group of citizen activists creating public gathering places and helping others to creatively transform the places where they live.

 

Claiming Public Space
An information commons and archive for the public-interest art, architecture and design community.

 

Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility 

Working for peace, environmental protection, ecological building, social justice, and the development of healthy communities. We believe that design practitioners have a significant role to play in the well-being of our communities.

 

Rural Studio 

Seeking solutions to the needs of the community within the community’s own context, and allowing students to put their educational values to work as citizens of a community. 

 

Spurse 

Researchers interested in remaking the terms of engagement towards a collective production of experimental commons.

 

UN Habitat 

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the United Nations agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. 

 

UNIWIKI 

UNICEF initiative to connect as many young people as possible using mobile phones, radio, and web-based applications. 

 

International Institute for Environment and Development 

As an independent international research organisation, we are specialists in linking local to global. In Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America, the Middle East and the Pacific, we work with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to ensure they have a say in the policy arenas that most closely affect them — from village councils to international conventions.


Research Tools

UN Human Development Reports

UN Population Division 

UN Millennium Development Goals 

Globalization Guide 

The World Bank on Urban Development 

World Urban Forum 

Plan NYC: New York City Planning Information Portal 

U.S. Census Bureau


Toolkits

Urban Design Toolkit - The Ministry of Environment, New Zealand

New Zealand Ministry for the Environment. The Urban Design Toolkit is a compendium of tools that can be used to facilitate high-quality urban design and supports the implementation of the New Zealand Urban Design Protocol.

Urban Upgrading - MIT and the World Bank

Supporters

The Ford Foundation

India China Institute

Partners
Chulalongkorn University

The New School

Ironbound Community Corp.

PETLab

PUKAR

PIIM

The Urban Design Research Institute


About:

Global Exchange Laboratory is a transdisciplinary space for social scientists, architects and designers to create hybrid methodologies for research and design interventions in global cities. Our courses, collaborations and projects posit new pedagogies and produce tools to help democratize processes of design, research and speculation about complex urban ecologies.

CONTACT: globalexlab@gmail.com

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