I was expecting to get some info about community centers that contribute the local identity, productivity and rehabilitation fields with its educational function.. Im making a project for Urla-Izmir-Turkey. examples, ideas, and links. Thank you for your consideration.
Sustainability in Social Terms
I am not sure if my answer would help.
If you look for the ACSA website, the Association of Collegiate Schools
of Architecture, and go to their publications listing, they have a book
named: Guide to North American Schools of Architecture, the
introductory section in this book has listing of community design centers
in the United States, and how the movement started in the sixties
during the civil rights era in the US, together with some contact
information. Also, they (ACSA) have recently published a book about
the "History of Community Design Centers within the Schools of
By the way, some people name these centers Community
Development Clinics. Although many of these centers or clinics have
focused primarily on the very near/local environment in which a school
of architecture exists, some of them went beyond that and worked
internationally with low income communities focusing on integrating
social and behavioral aspects into the built form.
Some of the people who developed these centers in the sixties and
seventies are listed hereunder. You may want to contact professors:
Henry Sanoff @ North Carolina State University
Randolph Hester @ University of California, Berkeley
Jim Griffin, Prarie View A&M University, Texas
Jay Garott, Drury University.
I can not recall other names now, but
you can look for the websites of these universities.