SquarePlan Announces Partnership with G|Code

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Technology as a unifier between individuals of different backgrounds, skills and beliefs, sits at the core of SquarePlan’s message. So when we discovered G|Code while researching co-living communities in Boston, it was an immediate fit. G|Code offers the Roxbury, MA community a home for minority women, and the opportunity to learn, share, and employ their technical skills out in the real world.  Bridgette Wallace, founder and CEO, devised the 24-month intensive program, or Cohort Development, for 5-7 enterprising young women with an interest and aptitude for computers or technology. In her words, “...sustainable community development addresses the combined determinants of economic viability and promote income and opportunity equity.”  How they’ll get there, is through encouraging shared experiences via communal living, residents who learn and work while preserving the character of…
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How Architects Retake Power.

How Architects Retake Power.

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In the arena of dwelling, the architect once reigned supreme. Many civilizations promoted architects to political power. For the last century, architects lost their power to industrialists and financiers who desired a legacy built largely in their own interests. The public sector quickly followed suit. The result left architects focusing on either iconic architecture, or theoretical discussions, with very little flexibility in between. Put simply, iconic architects own the conversation of architecture. Architecture serving its patrons, not the public.   Real estate isn’t to blame. Architects simply rolled over. My options included pursuing the dream of becoming a “Starchitect”, or making changes from the inside at a big real estate firm. How could I continue my journey affecting the way we interact with the built  environment? How could I stop living…
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