Archinect - Features 2017-07-27T08:45:24-04:00 How can architecture become more diverse? On May 5th, L.A. AIA's "Encompass" conference addresses this question Julia Ingalls 2017-05-04T11:44:00-04:00 >2017-05-11T13:56:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Although there's always a few ignorant and ignoble members of any profession, architecture is primarily made up of progressively-minded, ethically-bound professionals. So why is architecture so white, male, and socioeconically monolithic? More importantly, how can these statistics be changed?</p> CONTOURS: Urban Justice Sherin Wing 2011-09-26T16:45:11-04:00 >2012-01-09T02:01:02-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Census Bureau just released its latest statistics from 2008 on, amongst other things, <a href="" target="_blank">poverty</a>. In an article on making housing more accessible to the <a href="" target="_blank">poor</a>, I cited some older statistics to highlight the much-neglected need. Too often, people focus on the &ldquo;other&rdquo; poor, those living in developing nations because it is easier than examining those who are impoverished in our own urban centers.</p>