Exploring the Benefits of Public Interest Design

Thursday, February 20, 2014

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Design Exchange

234 Bay Street, Toronto

Public interest design is the next frontier of the sustainability movement. Inherently human-centered and participatory, public interest design seeks to improve the quality of life for all people, regardless of their socio-economic background.


Join us for an exploratory and enlivening conversation with leading thinkers who are spearheading the public interest design movement.

Program highlights include:

Keynote address by Shauna Levy, President, Design Exchange

Design Exchange is Canada’s Design Museum with a mandate to demonstrate and highlight the relevance and importance of design in everyday life.

Presentation by Shimmerman Penn’s Architecture, Engineering and Design Industry Team

Shimmerman Penn will present high-level business and tax planning strategies for firms engaging in community and public-based projects and activities.

A panel of leading architects and urbanists who are actively engaged in Public Interest Architecture and Design. Moderated by Ian Chodikoff of Fora Strategic Planning Inc., this panel will look at industry examples and discuss the value in engaging in socially, economically and ecologically responsible architectural and design projects.

Exploring the Benefits of Public Interest Design

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