by Dan Howarth
In her first public appearance since leaving the White House, Obama called on American architects to focus efforts on work that will benefit those in low-income city districts, on top of financially profitable commissions.
“Yes there are the projects that happen downtown – that important building, that important park – but there’s also those community centres, those parks and district facilities, the homes, the opportunities that you have to make a neighbourhood beautiful for a family or a child that feels like no one cares,” she said.
“So I would urge you all to think about that, as you look at the next project that you take.”
She said that because limited funding for civic infrastructure and facilities usually goes to improving inner-city and downtown districts, residents of outlying areas have been left with “crumbling” schools, and spaces that feel “like another planet”.
“When you run out of resources, who’s the last to get the resources? The kids outside the circle,” Obama said.
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