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AIA Center for Communities by Design

 

There’s a reason you became an architect. It wasn’t just about buildings. It was about people; it was about making communities more livable.

We welcome members who are committed to healthy, safe, and sustainable communities.

• Share your vision with like-minded AIA members
• Assist citizens and community leaders to improve their community's quality of life through design
• Access resources and form relationships to build your career

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AIA Center for Communities by Design Presentations
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Talking Points and Issue Briefs
Livable Communities

Density and Livability

Public Health and the Built Environment

Brownfields and Livable Communities

Density and Livability (PDF)

Public Health and the Built Environment (PDF)

Brownfields and Livable Communities (PDF)

Publications
Livability 101

How Architects Can Become Advocates for Livable Communities

Communities by Design: Influencing Your Community's Quality of Life

AIA Handbook for Disaster Assistance Programs

2004 Tsunami Disaster - Sri Lanka
Issues, Observations, Suggestions

Livability Benchmarking Tools
Show You're Green Case Studies

Built Works – Community Case Studies Works

 

 

 

 

Design
NEW
- 2014 SDAT Application Now Available!
Regional/Urban Design Assistance Teams (R/UDATs)

Sustainable Design Assessment Teams (SDATs)

Design Assistance Toolkit

Disaster Assistance Program

AIA Center for Communities by Design Named “Organization of the Year”
The Center for Communities by Design is honored to be named “Organization of the Year” by the International Association for Public Participation.  We would like to extend our congratulations and gratitude to the many DAT volunteers, supporters, and participant communities who continue to make this initiative a success.

Building Birmingham: A Pratt City, AL R/UDAT Video.

West Virginia: Designing Livable
Communities

Moving Communities Forward: The Role of Design in Transportation

Communities by Design Prepares Digital Disaster Component Kit

Shelter After the Disaster: Podcast on the Alternative Housing Program for the Gulf Coast

 

 

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