The Civic Design Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that works with residents, organizations, and municipalities to advocate for civic design visions and actionable change in communities to improve quality of life for all.
We do this through community engagement and design under four major focus areas: Education & Advocacy, Reclaiming Public Space, Shaping Healthy Communities, and Mobility & Land Use. We believe that the fields of architecture, community planning, and development should be more accessible and inclusive of the wider population. Starting from youth, people deserve to believe that they have the power to shape their communities, and we are working on actualizing that power to be representative of not only the people, but also the history and culture of a place. It takes work to envision civic design to be socially conscious and equitable, but it takes dedication, strong partnerships, and community pride to shape the outcome of design.