|Title||Public Lecture: Democratic Design and Community Development by Professor Henry Sanoff|
|Organizer||Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Engineering|
|College / Department||Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, College of Engineering|
|Date||7 March 2012|
|Time||11.00 – 12.30|
|Venue||Qatar University - Administration Building, First Floor|
Lecture Outline: Democratic design is an attitude about a force for change in the creation and management of environments for people. Its strength lies in being a movement that cuts across traditional professional boundaries and cultures. Its roots lie in the ideals of a participatory democracy where collective decision-making is highly decentralized throughout all sectors of society, so that all individuals learn participatory skills and can effectively participate in various ways in the making of all decisions that affect them. This presentation includes examples of my architecture and planning case studies in Japan, Mexico and the United States that illustrate a variety of participation methods by which people can be involved in shaping and managing their environment.