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  • A language to correlate the work of many isolated disciplines concerned with one issue: The provision of shelter for the activities of growing populations within a limited Built Domain that protects their quality and source of life - The Natural Domain....

  • "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu." I think that Brian brings up an important point, or point of view, and yet I would suggest that the volume and intensity of back and forth is an indicator of why this should be discussed here,...

  • The purpose of the piece isn't offense but a discussion of what design is and isn't, precisely the debate we have in this space. The definition of design has been broader than you seem to assume going as far back as the CIAM congress in 1933. Lately...

  • I think we all can make this discussion very relevant to CoD if we stop the discussion of the political merits and start discussing how we, as architects and planners, can advocate and promote mixed income communities and highlight the failed planning...

  • Perhaps the acrimony, real or perceived, here is precisely why this conversation doesn't belong. Almost anyone encountering this is going to come preloaded and ready to fire. For a post on the AIA Committee on Design Discussion Group to include,...

Community Blogs

  • What would you do if you found yourself with an abandoned airport on 1000 acres of formerly beautiful land surrounded on three sides by a fjord---AND it's on the outskirts of a city which also happens to have a housing shortage? If you're the city...

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  • COD members who attend the Norway conference in June will be treated to an in-person overview of current work there but for those who can't wait, or who can't attend, one of the best resources online is Architecture Norway, the NAL's (the Norwegian...

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  • We'll be visiting the Rundeskogen housing designed by Helen & Hard on the Stavanger segment of COD's upcoming Norway conference in June. COD Chair Jim Childress says, "It makes you look at everything differently afterwards. They're pushing the...

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  • This past May, the Committee on Design's Spring Conference in New York featured many outstanding tours, including the first two segments of the High Line. The third and final segment of the elevated greenway has recently opened, linking 22 blocks...

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  • Take a moment to enjoy an article on COD's Big Cities | Big Ideas Conference in New York from the recent issue of YAF's Connection magazine. The article contains interviews of attendees including Chicago's Linda Just, AIA, COD Emerging Professionals...