Gallery: Mobile Eco-Trailer Concept Advocates Change for Chicago


Part of an effort to empower residents in their Chicago neighborhood, long time friends Jeff Munie and Bill Vassilakis conceptualized a mobile, participatory research center that will capture the stories, opinions, and suggestions of the public. Combining their skills as an urban planner and industrial designer, they conceptualized “The Community Voice Box”; a trailer that will be manned by students, educators and environmental experts to collect ethnographic data accessible on a website. The mission is to allow political decision makers to facilitate change based on the insights gathered from the local residents in a community that also happens to be home to an air polluting coal-fired power plant.

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