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Design and Planning Assistance Center at the University of New Mexico

The Design and Planning Assistance Center (DPAC) provides low-income communities in New Mexico with design and planning services. It was founded at the UNM School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) in 1969 as part of a national community design movement, linking universities, design practitioners, and communities. Their work involves research, community participation, asset inventory, analysis, programming, site planning, design, and project recommendations. DPAC looks at a large variety and scale of topics: regional trends and characteristics, transportation, economic conditions, development and architectural patterns, local history, community climate, and community goals.

Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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