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Architects are uniquely suited to advocate for more livable communities. They are trained to solve problems, make ideas visible, and synthesize fragmented parts into a coherent whole, all within the context of the built environment. The resources available here can help you focus your advocacy efforts.
How Architects Can Become Advocates for Livable Communities, published February 2005.
How Architects Can Become Advocates for Livable Communities This new advocacy guide offers architects the tools they will need to advocate for livable communities. It includes testimonials from AIA members, talking points on livability issues and other resources architects can use to become leaders in their communities.
AIA Member Testimonials
These testimonials convey the many ways that AIA members, much like yourself, have become advocates in their communities.
Believe in Bristol, Peyton Boyd, AIA
A Grassroots Effort Spurs Citywide Revitalization, Sandra Dennehy, AIA
From Disaster Recovery to Public Office, Charles Harper, FAIA
A Journey of Transformation, Kenneth Jay Hirsch, AIA
Redefining Success, Mark McConnel, AIA
One Architect's Journey, Robert Meckfessel, AIA
A Component Guides a City's Vision, Richard Morgan, AIA
Plan a Hobby, Celeste Novak, AIA
Why Become an Advocate?, E. Crichton “Kite” Singleton, FAIA
An Architecture of Engagement, Harris M. Steinberg, AIA
Much at Stake, an interview with Peter Steinbrueck, AIA
Becoming an Advocate for Livable Communities, Michael Stepner, FAIA
More Advocacy Resources
AIA Public Policies (PDF)
AIA Guidelines for Advocacy (PDF)
Ten Reasons to Lobby Your Cause (PDF)
Media and Communications Tools
AIA Center for Communities by Design Resources
AIA Government Advocacy Home