CAP recognized for practicing social justice

In its December issue, Architect Magazine recognized Ball State University's College of Architecture and Planning among six universities across the country for promoting social justice through its architecture program.

This is the first time the magazine has published such an acknowledgement.

Social justice refers to promoting equality without prejudice. In a press release, CAP Dean Guillermo Vasquez de Velasco said the department is well-known for working with communities in need.

Vasquez de Velasco said in the press release that he believes "built environments" promote social justice, while neglected areas lead to social inequality. Built environments are the result of architects, planners and designers and their collective relationship to society, he said.

Auburn University, Mississippi State University, Tulane University, the University of California-Berkeley and the University of Detroit Mercy were also recognized in the article.


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