This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. How can we combine the hard skills of design and the soft skills of humanity? How can we be expert citizens, but also citizen experts?

A designer, social innovator, and academic, Liz is an expert on sustainable design and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments globally. From designing shelters for immigrant day laborers in the U.S. to a water and health social enterprise for low-income Kenyans, Liz has a long history of engagement in the design for social impact movement.