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Decade of Design

Robert Ivy & Bill Clinton(Image Credit: CGI)

Growing urbanization worldwide presents critical needs and opportunities for creative solutions - and this is where architects can make important contributions though design thinking. This AIA initiative seeks to effect meaningful change through research, community participation, design frameworks, and active implementation of innovative solutions.

Health and Urbanism

Health and Urbanism

This is an epochal moment for understanding and addressing the health consequences of our cities and to put knowledge, measurement, and innovation to work creating environments that support human and environmental health. Combining purpose, research, creativity and action, this collaboration between AIA + MIT is poised for important outcomes.



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Clinton Global Initiative

Decade of Design: The Global Urban Solutions Challenge is a ten year pledge that will document, envision, and implement solutions related to the design of the urban built environment in the interest of public health and effective use of natural, economic, and human resources.

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AIA + MIT Health and Urbanism

The AIA is partnering with MIT's Center for Advanced Urbanism to advance the effort on health and urbanism. This project uses cities as a laboratory for research, analysis, speculation, invention, and ultimately the development of sustainable models of urbanism centered on health metrics.

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AIA + ACSA Research Grants

The AIA has partnered with ACSA to fund research that advances health, sustainability, and resiliency. The grants document the positive impacts of design interventions and proposed solutions that can be readily implemented. The first three awards are focused on design and health.

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