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The Air We Breathe - The Chicago Clean Air Design Challenge

The Air We Breathe: The Chicago Clean Air Design Challenge

 |  by Levent Ozler
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The Air We Breathe is a regional design contest to address issues of air quality in two of Chicago's most affected neighborhoods - Pilsen and Little Village.

Residents of Pilsen and Little Village live below two coal powered plants that regularly emit lead and other toxins into the air.

High rates of asthma and other air-quality illnesses are pressing concerns for the residents of these neighborhoods and for much of Chicago.

The challenge aims to find out what designers in industrial design, graphic design, interior architecture, architecture, and public space design will envision to address issues of respiratory health, raising awareness, and improving overall quality of life for the people who live (and breathe) in neighborhoods nestled amongst the coal burning power plants.

Deadline for entries is April 18, 2011.

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