Our GOOD Ideas for Cities program has traveled to six American cities in 2012, assigning creative problem-solvers real urban challenges proposed by city leaders and presenting the results at lively public forums. Earlier this year we found out that GOOD Ideas for Cities was selected as one of 124 urban design projects as part of Spontaneous Interventions: design actions for the common good, the exhibition at the U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Biennale in Venice, Italy. We could not be more thrilled to be in the company of hundreds of projects from 55 countries all focused on improving our cities through great design—many of which we've covered here on GOOD.
While the exhibition will be up from August 29 until November 25, in the spirit of on-the-ground urban intervention, we're taking GOOD Ideas for Cities international, with a special event at the Biennale on Wednesday, August 29. Join GOOD Ideas for Cities editor Alissa Walker, Ezio Micelli, Venice's deputy mayor for urban planning, and three teams consisting of architects and local leaders, who will address three challenge facing the Venice community. And if you can't make it to Venice, stay tuned for videos and coverage, which will be posted right here.
Check out the videos from our other events and stay tuned for details about future GOOD Ideas for Cities announcements. If you'd like to talk about bringing the program to your city or school, email alissa[at]goodinc[dot]com or follow us at @IdeasforCities