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Founded by Brad Pitt in 2007, Make It Right
seeks to uphold the values that are important to us Future Cities-zens: that is, building sustainable (specifically, LEED-platinum), affordable homes. Pitt's founding of Make It Right was inspired by a trip he took to New Orleans, two years after Hurricane Katrina, that revealed very little rebuilding progress.
According to the Make It Right site: "Pitt believed that if we could build safe, sustainable homes in the most devastated part of New Orleans, we would prove that high-quality, green housing could be built affordably everywhere." Today, in addition to its work in New Orleans, Make It Right has helped build a 56-unit, multifamily apartment building for disabled veterans in Newark, N.J., that contains features like a rooftop garden for residents and solar power.