In light of our recent forays into the world of design, we'd like to alert our New York readers to the upcoming series of lectures at Parsons called: "Design With A Conscience." The first one is about public housing–an area of design that we didn't cover, but which really could benefit from brilliant design. The panelists will be a variety of architects from around the country who have put innovative spins on public housing. This lecture will take place on November 5th. Other lectures will include the designer of the Lifestraw, among others. For info, go here.