Copyright Terms and Conditions

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The Correct Way to Write Credits

When elements or activities of City Building Education now know as the Doreen Nelson Method of Design-Based Learning are described or any content are used in printed materials, the following words are to appear:

The ________ activitiy, project or curriculum was adapted and developed from
The Doreen Nelson Method of Design-Based Learning formerly City Building Education™
Copyright © Doreen Nelson, all rights reserved  

Each of the following words is to carry a trademark ™

  • City Building Education™
  • Backwards Thinking™
  • Menu of Changes™


Any images, text or content published for general access including written materials, a website or other electronic media requires permission to be obtained in advance in writing from Doreen Nelson –

Training for Hire

Any and all faculty trained in the Doreen Nelson Method of Design- Based Learning may not conduct DBL training for hire without prior permission in writing from Doreen Nelson.

Fair Use Is Permitted

Fair use of copyrighted material includes the use of protected materials for non-commercial educational purposes, such as teaching, scholarship, research, criticism, commentary, news reporting, and other content. The content may only be used for personal, educational or noncommercial purposes. Users must cite the author and source of the content as they would material from any printed work.