To truly change a community and become effective designers, I advocate for including citizen participation in the ideation process, interacting with the community, and assembling cross-disciplinary teams.
I like the idea of Make and Do! We need more transparency during the process, collaboration and social diversity. However, the important part is encourage citizen participation during the ideation process of change their future environment, and also we avoid linear process to engage them.
The love the idea of expose students from different backgrounds to real conditions, like social behaviors, perceptions and policy and involve them in the process of inspiring communities to be creative. The plan should be one that creates a series of workshops to take students into communities, as we as develop strategies to make the students understand that today they are facilitators of ideas in the community .