We know-and we suspect you do as well-that design can solve problems. And what better problems to solve than the ones that face our own cities? Last winter, we had seven designers present solutions to Los Angeles problems at GOOD Design LA, the fantastic event that closed out our month of goodness, GOOD December. After another event in collaboration with Art Center College of Design, and an appearance at CEOs for Cities' annual meeting in the spring, we decided it was time to take GOOD Design on the road. So we're heading up north to bring GOOD Design to San Francisco on Tuesday, September 29, at 6 p.m.
As part of the American Institute of Architects' annual Architecture and the City festival that takes place this month, we focused on the theme of Everyday Design-the idea that designers and architects can help find solutions to everyday urban problems.
Six urban leaders answered our "call for problems"-Monique Moyer, Port of San Francisco; Nathaniel Ford, SFMTA; Chris Meany, Wilson Meany Sullivan; Michael Cohen, City of San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development; Carlos Garcia, San Francisco Unified School District; Zahid Sardar, author, editor and columnist-and we assigned the problems they came up with to six design teams from Min|Day Architecture, Mike and Maaike, Stamen Design, Surface Design, Kuth Ranieri Architects, and Volume, Inc.
Expect a fast-paced evening confronting issues ranging from reinventing the city's bicycle infrastructure to changing the way San Francisco recycles to a scalable way to improve local public education, with ideas pitched to the very city leaders who can put these ideas into action. I'll be moderating the event with our fantastic partners at AIA San Francisco, SPUR and CEOs for Cities. So join us on Tuesday, September 29 at 6 p.m., at SPUR's beautiful new Urban Center. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at aiasf.org/archandcity. Hope to see you there!