Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines

Center for Active Design


  • GDUSA 2018 American Graphic Design Awards

Produced in close collaboration with the Center for Active Design, “Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines” is a groundbreaking playbook for creating well-designed and well-maintained public spaces. The guidelines encapsulate four years of research—involving over 200 studies, 50 cities, and dozens of experts—highlighting the role of public spaces as a force for building trust and healing divisions in local communities.

We designed the published guidelines to incorporate vibrant colors and simple hand-drawn illustrations to help explain the significance of these research findings in simple terms, along with practical methods that policymakers can adopt to bring about great public spaces for all.

KUDOS Design Collaboratory

  • John Kudos
    Creative Director
  • Saori Tahara