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Fels Alumnus Writes on Importance of Inclusive Urban Design

November 17, 2015

On December 1st, PennPraxis and PlanPhilly will kick off Praxis Dialogues, the first in a series of public conversations about the notion of "the public good" in design practice, and how it informs and affects the design and use of spaces in the public realm. In an article on PlanPhilly.com, Fels alumnus and William Penn Foundation program officer David Gould proposes that we consider the public real beyond spaces that are purely public in nature. Gould suggests the idea that public and private entities are linked, and that we should insist that the design of public and private projects be of equally high quality and that communities have a voice in shaping both. If the design process is a function of inclusion, equity, and engagement, Gould says, then the final product will be reflective of those ideals as well. 

Read all of Gould's article here and learn more about the event here.

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