The Center for Public Interest Design at Portland State University is a program that offers a Graduate Certificate in Public Interest Design. The courses are from multiple disciplines across the university, including architecture, business, environmental science and management, public affairs, and public studies and planning. Field work with firms and organizations that work on community engagement is also an aspect of the certificate. The focus is on practicing inclusive design that can also address needs of underserved communities. The work is socially conscious, environmentally sustainable, and economically accessible.
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA