About The AIAPrograms & Initiatives
This presentation outlines the mission of the AIA Center for Communities by Design, illustrates the AIA's ten livability principles, and discusses how livability issues can be promoted and implemented.
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AIA's 10 Principles for Livable Communities. Downloadable flyers and posters to assist in public presentations and information Packages.
Livability 101. This new guide is designed to help communities, architects, public officials to understand the basic elements of community design and take advantage of existing tools, strategies, and synergies at the policy, planning and design levels so that their communities can reach their full potential in all respects.
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How Architects Can Become Advocates for Livable Communities. This new includes testimonials from AIA members, talking points on livability issues and other resources architects can use to become leaders in their communities.
Communities by Design: Influencing Your Community's Quality of Life. This 31-page, full-color booklet outlines the AIA's position on livable communities and illustrates how architects can make communities more livable. To order (item #W900), call 800-365-2724.
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Survey of State and Local Officials on Livable Communities. This 1999 survey is intended to identify what factors state and local level policy makers viewed as most important in making a community livable.
Design Assistance Teams (DAT)
Sustainable Design Assessment Team (SDAT)
R/UDAT Guide: Planning Your Community's Future (Updated!)
List of R/UDAT Communities
Register as a Disaster Assistance program volunteer
Pilot Damage Assessment Worksheet PDF 43KB (2005)
Damage Assessment Worksheet PDF
Guidelines for Disaster Response and Recovery Programs PDF (1999)
Handbook for Disaster Assistance Programs PDF (1999)
AIA Kansas Disaster Assessment Program PDF (2003)
"Good Samaritan" Legislation
Flood Damage-Assessment Procedures
Checklist for Wind Storm-Damaged Structures
AIA Roundtables on Sustainable Design
Roundtable I Summary: Housing
Roundtable II Summary: Economic Opportunity
Roundtable III Summary: Measures of Sustainability
Roundtable IV Summary: Preservation and Utilization of the Existing Built Environment
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