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17.Our last call for proposals ends next Monday, August 6th.

17.Le dernier appel de propositions se termine Dimanche le 6 août.

16.Start planning: the WDS Schedule is here

16.C’est le temps de planifier : l’horaire du SMD prend forme

15.Disaster by Design: why good design is imperative

15.Design et désastres

14.Canada’s 150: Design for the future, Design for the past

14.150e du Canada : la prise en compte du passé pour concevoir l’avenir

13.The Paris Pre-Summit Meeting was a success!

13.La rencontre du pré-sommet à Paris fut un succès !

12.The most ambitious event of the year is in Montréal!

12.L’évènement le plus ambitieux de l’année sera à Montréal en Octobre !

11.Our second call for proposals ends next Sunday, June 4th.

11.Le second appel de propositions se termine Dimanche le 4 Juin.

10.Early bird sale Ends today!

10.Tarif de pré-vente:Vendredi, c’est fini!

9.Une nouvelle conférencière: Haruko tsutsui et La Bonne Innovation

9.Keynote Alert Haruko Tsutsui making GOOD INNOVATION come to life

8.Découvrez les directeurs artistiques

8.Meet our Expo 2017 art directors

7.LE Sommet mondial du deisng une équipe expérimentée et dynamique!

7.The World Design Summit An experienced and dynamic team

6.International Organizations preparing the summit

6.Les Organisations internationales préparent le sommet

5.108 topics are unveiled

4.The summit Preparations at the top

3.World Design summit a must attend event

2.The WDS Welcomes international architectural star Alejandro Aravena

1.10 Days to change the world

Design for Participation: New tools in public engagement

Even as the design professions become increasingly specialized, there is a growing sense that anyone can be a designer of sorts. Public participation and consultation seek to involve community members in the design process, while new technology gives non-professionals access to sophisticated design tools. Debates on participatory design and planning increasingly concern decision-making authority and how to share power in light of these new tools. What changes are we seeing in the roles played by professionally trained designers in shaping everyday landscapes? Continue reading…

Design for Earth: Questioning Greenwashing

Green has gone mainstream. But as green walls, rooftop farms, and tree covered skyscrapers become the norm in cities around the world, critics ask if these developments are simply the latest face of greenwashing. Continue reading…

Speaker Spotlight: The Pritzker Prize winner and social housing hero Alejandro Aravena

A school or public housing project operates in a more complex space where everything becomes negotiable, which I think is more creative, more difficult, more challenging for an architect and more rewarding Continue reading…