The Design Trust for Public Space has made another step toward connecting the design world and the many players that make public design a socially-conscious, innovative catalyst for change with its inaugural Public Interest Design 100 list. Created "to honor many of the diverse, passionate people at [the] intersection of design and service," the list acknowledges organizers and educators, ambassadors and policymakers for their dedication to a world made better through design.
Through its programs and grants, Design Trust regularly acknowledges that it's not simply an architect or designer who fosters public interest and betterment through design, it's a personality that also works as a funder, curator, communicator and connector. As such, the honorees come from 23 different states and represent a variety of backgrounds. The work they do is for universities, foundations, government, non-profits and media. Their projects and organizations tackle local, national and international design that works to create better communities for the public.
The complete listing, along with links to the honorees' many programs and a breakdown of how they were selected, is available on the Design Trust for Public Space website. Give them your attention and let their work inspire your own.