Archinect - Features 2017-09-26T12:14:42-04:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150005602/how-can-architecture-become-more-diverse-on-may-5th-l-a-aia-s-encompass-conference-addresses-this-question 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 srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aa/aaa9kuieacam3sxj.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aa/aaa9kuieacam3sxj.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aa/aaa9kuieacam3sxj.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/aa/aaa9kuieacam3sxj.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><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> https://archinect.com/features/article/21819085/contours-urban-justice CONTOURS: Urban Justice Sherin Wing 2011-09-26T16:45:11-04:00 >2012-01-09T02:01:02-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ta/tayvu20q5e1mdpl2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ta/tayvu20q5e1mdpl2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ta/tayvu20q5e1mdpl2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ta/tayvu20q5e1mdpl2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p> The Census Bureau just released its latest statistics from 2008 on, amongst other things, <a href="http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/cats/income_expenditures_poverty_wealth/poverty.html" target="_blank">poverty</a>. In an article on making housing more accessible to the <a href="http://www.metropolismag.com/pov/20110602/the-5000-home-for-developed-nations" 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>