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The AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community (HCD) is a network of architects and allied stakeholders that promotes equity in housing, excellence in residential design, and sustainable, vibrant communities for all, through education, research, awards, and advocacy.

New Urban Agenda Local Chapter Grant

By Dawn Marie Terminella posted 08-13-2018 12:00 AM


The New Urban Agenda (NUA) was adopted at the United Nations (UN) Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador, on October 20, 2016, and endorsed by the UN General Assembly on December 23, 2016. The NUA provides a path for international efforts for the next 20 years, to provide a right to safe and decent housing and communities for everyone.

“The New Urban Agenda represents a shared vision for a better and more sustainable future – one in which all people have equal rights and access to the benefits and opportunities that cities can offer, and in which the international community reconsiders the urban systems and physical form of our urban spaces to achieve this.”3

Many of the principles of the New Urban Agenda (NUA) have long been espoused by the architectural profession. We want to learn about the best projects and programs offered by AIA chapters that support the New Urban Agenda vision. Through the NUA Local Chapter Grant, the AIA Housing and Community Development Network will not only reward these efforts, but will share your great work with our over 10,000 members.

Use your discretion to determine how your past or completed work may align with the ambitious goals of the New Urban Agenda vision. Funds awarded may be used at the discretion of the applicant.
3. Habitat III, “The New Urban Agenda,” English

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