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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.


By Johanna Roche posted 08-22-2019 03:45 PM


Webinar Schedule

11/6/23      Post-Disaster Housing & Community Design - Best Practices

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 Housing

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