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By the People: Designing A Better America

By the People: Designing a Better America—the third volume in Cooper Hewitt’s series on socially responsible design—examines how design is effectively challenging poverty and social inequality across America.

In addition to the highly illustrated project profiles, By the People contains essays by and interviews with those designers and architects building the innovative and systemic approaches being developed through design.

Cynthia Smith, By the People: Designing a Better America, (New York: Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum, 2016), 98-99. 

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