Author(s): Sergio Palleroni
In the spring of 2014, the Center for Public Interest Design(CPID) was approached by the Sacramento Area Council of governments to begin the process of exploring how public interest design could be used to address the needs of some of Sacramento’s most disinvested and environmentally impacted neighborhoods. This collaboration began at a crucial time for California as the State was in the process of implementing the first cap and trade legislation in the US. A significant percentage of funds collected through the sale of carbon tax credits associated with this legislation are required to be invested in disadvantaged communities.This paper proposal examines the potential for design to play a role in identifying social investment opportunities to create healthier communities through the CPID’s work with students in Central California.
Elizabeth Golden & Joshua Vermillion