Portland State University has launched two new research centers: the Digital City Testbed Center (smart cities) and the Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative. This illustration, addressing the Homelessness Collaborative, aims to "recognize the current bad situation (street people, people living in cars and tents) but shows hope for the future, such as shelters, sleeping pods and affordable housing. The collaborative may be more about policy and research, but right now Portland State projects have led to the design and building of sleeping pod villages and a census of homeless people and services"

Thank you to AD Brett Forman and Editor Kathryn Kirkland. Props to Spinning Yarn Reps for the assignment.

9 by 9 inches