Tag: Pandemic

Interior Designers Launch Nonprofit To Help With Pandemic Response

A group of Long Island-based interior designers have formed DesignGivers, a new nonprofit organization coordinating design industry professionals to give back and support communities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Design Givers offers virtual interior design consultations while collecting donations to support the most pressing needs facing local communities. Its focus is providing aid to families struggling with food shortages due to COVID-19 by supporting Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization with a network of 200 food banks nationwide, including Island Harvest.

“While walking my dog, I visualized the people in the houses I passed who now had to work or study from home and how their homes needed to function differently than they did prior to the coronavirus outbreak,” said Annette Jaffe, founder of DesignGivers and principal designer at Annette Jaffe Interiors.

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Cities That Heal: How The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Change Urban Design

Can we design cities that heal? We talk with an architect and urban planner about how to change the brick-and-mortar world for better human health.


Michael Murphy, founding principal and executive director of MASS Design Group, an architecture and design. (@MASSDesignLab)

Ken Greenberg, principal of Greenberg Consultants. Former director of urban design and architecture for the city of Toronto. (@KGreenbergTO)

Graph: ‘Improving Health by Design in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area’

(Source: Peel Region’s Health by Design / Page 18)
(Source: Peel Region’s Health by Design / Page 18)

Read the entire report here.

From The Reading List

World Bank Blogs: “A functional city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic” — “Cities are currently being tested to the extreme with the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Simultaneously a health crisis, social crisis, and economic crisis, COVID-19 is laying bare how well cities are planned and managed. Its impact is showing the extent to which each

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