Our designs, their homes

October 7, 2011 5:45 AM

Ryan Rivet

Byron Mouton, director of the URBANbuild program at Tulane University, was named the NewDay Professor of Social Entrepreneurship in spring 2011. In this video, Mouton tells how URBANbuild is helping reinvigorate lower-income neighborhoods and educate architecture students by requiring them to take their designs out of the studio and implement them in the field.


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“It’s interesting for us to realize that, yeah, that’s our house design, but it’s someone else’s home now,” Mouton says.

Philanthropists Dana and Stanley Day made the NewDay Professorship possible.

This video is part of a series introducing the five endowed social entrepreneurship professors at Tulane as they discuss the field of social innovation and its effect on Tulane and other communities, near and far.

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