outside collaborative event in Student Activities Plaza, main UofM campus
Attendees of UMDC's Health Places Summit engage with event's panel of experts.
Students and volunteers make final touches on steps constructed at the Edge Triangle Park design-build.
Students in UMDC Studio prepare for tour of Crosstown Concourse during its redevelopment.
Attendees of "Let's Stay Together, Memphis" participate in mapping exercise.
Display boards are set for an exercise facilitated by the UMDC for the Memphis 10K Housing Steeering Committee.

An Interdisciplinary Design Center

The University of Memphis Design Collaborative is a joint venture between the Division of City & Regional Planning and the Department of Architecture. This Design Collaborative serves as an outreach arm of the University, focusing on critical community challenges in urban design and community development. The Design Collaborative developed from a partnership between the University of Memphis and the Memphis Regional Design Center.

Through its interdisciplinary strengths, the Design Collaborative connects building and site design to community improvement in a comprehensive way, supported by the kind of collaboration that a university setting facilitates. The Design Collaborative seeks to make the relationship between citizens and the city (as a physical, social, and economic entity) work better.

UMDC 2017-18 Annual Report

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