Good design does not happen without someone willing to employ a designer or engage in a design process. This presentation by R. Crosby Kemper, Jr. inaugurates the first in a series of presentations on how design happens in a city. A design patron is someone who challenges a professional designer to solve a pressing problem— be it furnishing a signature bank or leading a civic coalition to save a historic building. R. Crosby Kemper, Jr. exemplifies what it means to be a design patron in Kansas City for well over five decades. Good design contributes to human physical and mental well-being and it improves the public realm while facilitating civic engagement.
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