Inspiring Civil Engineers to Design a Better Future


AECOM Impact blog

John Donaghy, civil engineer on AECOM's rail team, shares how he works to empower communities and designers to build a better future for all.

Imagination is the Only Key to the Future. Without It None Exists, With It All Things are Possible - Ida Tarbell

Daniel Dejan explores cultural, economic and behavioral trends

This past year, through Sidebar, I've been honored to share ideas about design, thoughts about printing and paper and reflections on art, creativity and perception. As you know, I've been interested in uncovering new ideas about how we process visual and editorial information—color, shape, form, typography and grammar—to find meaning that can support marketing efforts, build brands, drive social change and, ultimately, enrich our human experience.

BSR Conference 2014 Speaker Video: Robert Hammond, Executive Director, Friends of the High Line

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Robert Hammond, Executive Director, Friends of the High Line spoke at the BSR Conference 2014: Transparency and Transformation, which took place November 4-6 in New York, during a plenary session. Watch the full video now:

Seeing the Forest

Daniel Dejan's thoughts about the Graph Expo

Although I’ve identified myself as a bibliophile, an amateur neuroscientist and, above all, a humanist, I sometimes also think of myself as a botanist—studying corporations, designers, printers and paper distributors—the flora and fauna of the printing ecosystem. In September, in Chicago, I had a chance to step back, break out my binoculars and inspect the forest that is the annual Graph Expo conference. I thought it might be helpful to share my key observations with you. So, grab your water and your backpack--let’s go.

DesigNYC Hosts a Panel about Pro Bono Work and the Social Impact Design Movement


On Wednesday, October 22nd join desigNYC for a panel about pro bono work and the social impact design movement with experts in the field.

Sappi Fine Paper Announces Recipients of the 15th Ideas that Matter Grant

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BOSTON, September 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ –  Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today the grant recipients of its 15th annual Ideas that Matter program, aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes. Since 1999, Ideas that Matter has funded over 500 nonprofit projects, contributing more than $12.5 million to causes that use design as a positive force in society.

Bombardier remporte des prix de conception Good Design Awards pour ses tramways FLEXITY de Melbourne et de Gold Coast

Bombardier Transport, chef de file de la technologie du rail, a remporté des prix Good DesignMD pour ses projets de tramways de Melbourne et de Gold Coast en Australie.
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Toyota Launches "Dream Car of the Day," Making Kids' Artwork a Reality for the First Vine Campaign Showcasing Children around the World

Toyota will celebrate 90 finalists of the 8th Toyota Dream Car Art Contest with Vine videos, released every single day from May 29th to August 31st
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TOKYO, May 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ --  Toyota Motor Sales & Marketing Corporation (TMSM), a subsidiary company of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) today announced the launch of " 


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