In Search of the Black Utopia
- In Search of the Black Utopia
- 8 Black Designers Challenging the Status Quo With Socially Impactful Work
Wielding design as a tool for empowering underserved communities, these visionary Black architects and designers are paving the way for a more ethical future.
- 11 Black Urbanists Every Planner Should Know
From the first Black planner to a celebrated photographer, we recognize the people who have helped us understand how cities work — and how we can help make them better
- Black Design Still Matters
In 2014, students of color at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design were wondering how they could better impact social justice issues. Less than three years later, they’ve built a movement.
- 10 African-American urbanist leaders
10 African-American urbanist leaders
- How Urban Design Perpetuates Racial Inequality–And What We Can Do About It
Our cities weren’t created equal. But they don’t have to stay that way.
- 9 Brilliant Black Designers and Architects You Should Know
Today’s top black designers and architects tell us about their design philosophies—and speak about diversity in the field
- Why Harvard GSD's Black in Design Conference Is Needed Now, According to Its Student Organizers
Why Harvard GSD's Black in Design Conference Is Needed Now, According to Its Student Organizers
- Why Black in Design Matters: Learnings from the Harvard conference:
Unapologetically black: Harvard’s Black in Design conference is shifting the paradigm of Black design by reframing pedagogical practices, building interdisciplinary collaborations, and contributing new thought and scholarship to the history and development of architecture and design, while offering distinct elements..
- Black in Design 2021: “Black Matter”
The Black in Design conference, organized by the Harvard Graduate School of Design African American Student Union, recognizes the contributions of the African diaspora to the design fields and promotes discourse around the agency of the design professions to address..
- 10 Black Architects Who Shaped American Cities
They fought racial inequality in architecture and shaped the skylines we know today
- Black Urban Design in a "Changing America"
"The city is the black man's land," reads one capsule in an exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Its curator explains why design is a critical part of the post-1968 urban and suburban landscape—and..
- Confronting Urban Design’s Diversity Crisis With a Return to Black Places
An initiative taking shape at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture wants to disrupt conventional notions of planning.
- The case for AfroUrbanism: AfroUrbanism centers the lived experience of black people in the design and creation of black communities.
It puts black culture at the fore, taking into account the past harms, current challenges, and future aspirations of black city dwellers. AfroUrbanism goes beyond Black folks practicing traditional urbanism, it explicitly requires us to employ our cultural fluency; that..
- Conversation to action: Urban planning resource to address anti-Black racism in cities
Conversation to action: Urban planning resource to address anti-Black racism in cities
- To build safe streets, we need to address racism in urban design
To build safe streets, we need to address racism in urban design
- Urban planning can’t happen without black people in the room—Yet it does
Urban planning can’t happen without black people in the room—Yet it does