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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.


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Webinar Recordings

2024 Webinar Recordings

Cultural Expression Through Mass Timber- The Village SF Wellness Center
Legacy House: An Architectural Firm’s Solution to the Housing Crisis
How Architects can Make a Difference NOW in Housing and Climate
Community Land Trusts in South and Central Florida

2023 Webinar Recordings

Housing as a Human Right: Architects Respond to the Crisis-AIA Housing & Community Development Knowledge Community Virtual Forum 2023
-AIA Housing & Community Engagement in UN-Habitat 
-Building on the Reservation: Housing as a Form of Sovereignty 
-Housing & Community Development Webinar Series recap 
-Toward Housing Justice: Expanded Architectural Practice and National Policy Alliances 

2023 AIA Housing Awards

Architecture for the Future of Public Housing
Attainable Housing for all in Singapore: What does it look like and how is it accomplished?
Housing Insecurity in Mississippi
Designing for Resilience through Social Infrastructure
Scattered Sites: Seeking Housing Justice 
How Architecture Can Combat Loneliness

2022 Webinar Recordings

UN Habitat’s 11th World Urban Forum Addresses the Right to Housing
The Right to Housing: Density and Just Development of Housing for Expanding Urban Populations
2022 AIA Housing Awards
The Right to Housing: Collaborations in Design, Finance and Local Policy Summary
The Right to Housing: Cultural Adequacy and Indigenous-Led Designs

Shared Evaluation Walks: A tool to assess and improve housing
Changing the Narrative: Engaging and Empowering the Next Generation
What is the Role of Architecture and the Architect in the Past, Present and Future of Public Housing?
What's the Object of this Museum? The National Public Housing Museum and the Future of Housing
The Right to Housing with Eric Tars

2021 Webinar Recordings

Saving Superman: Adaptive Re-use for Providence’s Skyline
Innovative Strategies for Measuring the Success of Housin
2020 AIA Housing Awards and AIA/HUD Secretary’s Awards Celebration
Can Land Use Laws Be Fixed?
Carbon Drawdown Now! Achieving Climate Crisis Healing with Low-Rise Buildings  
North-west One and Low Income Displacement
Solutions to America’s Housing Crisis
Resiliency and Affordable Housing
Cost Escalation – Causes & Effects
Design with Love: At Home in America
CRAN AIAU course - Customization of Housing

2020 Webinar Recordings

Solutions to America's Housing Crisis
The Race is Really the Prize: Ecodistrict Planning and Design
Design Education for the Housing + Climate Crisis
Complete the Community: A Housing & Urban Design Competition
Toward Zero-Carbon Housing
Living Building Challenge and Multifamily Affordable Housing
Policy & Design: The Role of Architecture in Strengthening Communities
Designing with Communities: The work of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)
Freedom to Discriminate: How the Real Estate Industry Created Housing Segregation and the Conservative Vision of American Freedom
Electrification: A Path to Healthier People + Planet
Pandemic Prognostication - A Common Sense Approach to Senior Living Design
Part 1: Sampler: a History of Race and Urban Development in the United States
Part 2: Learning From History to Take Personal Accountability


2019 Webinars

New Urban Agenda AIA Chapter Awards – AIA Seattle & Housing Advocacy
Better Together: Creating an Inclusive, Vertical Urban Village
Architects, Affordable Housing, & Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): Social Change by Design