Building Nature into our Cities

Building Nature into our Cities

Connecting people matters - both face-to-face and in our built places and spaces. Innovative architects are looking at built spaces in unique ways and shifting how they design with the connections between people and the environment in mind. Their thinking could inspire you to look at how you create connections in your own world. 

Listen in to what architect Jeanne Gang has to say in her popular Ted Talk: 

 

With an eye for nature’s forms and lessons learned from its materials, Jeanne Gang creates iconic environments that stand in curvy relief to blocky urban cityscapes.

 

A Place Called Home

A Place Called Home

While the wonderful crowd of community supporters energized the event, what struck us most was a message from the podium. Not the one from the Mayor of Phoenix or the head of the Foundation, but a young man named Richie who shared his story. He talked about how the Youth Center was his home.

Simon Sinek asks Why?

Simon Sinek asks Why?

An inspired connection always starts with asking the question why?

We Are The Commons

We Are The Commons

When community is put front and center, a project begins to take flight.