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Communities all over the world are struggling to build effective strategies to address their key challenges, from climate change and equity to housing and revitalization. In response, the AIA’s Communities by Design program brings together architects and other professional disciplines to work alongside the residents, professionals and institutions of host communities on key local issues. Every project is community-driven and includes meaningful public participation in an intensive process to match professional expertise with public values and aspirations for a place. 

Welcome! Ways to engage with the CxD community

By Paola Capo posted 06-02-2020 13:35

  

Welcome to the CxD community!

AIA’s Center for Communities by Design is an AIA public service focused on helping cities and towns across the US and abroad transform to meet the needs of their communities. Engage with us to learn more about strategies that communities across the world are employing to create healthier, more equitable and livable communities. Plus, stay updated on ongoing Communities by Design projects and other learning opportunities.

How to join our community

  1. Navigate to the Communities by Design KnowledgeNet homepage.
  2. Click the red “Join our community” button on the right side of the page.
  3. If you are an AIA member or have joined an AIA community in the past, sign in with your AIA login.
  4. If you aren’t a member, create a new (free) account before joining the group.

For more information about logging in and creating a new account, click here.

 

Have a question about public participation or what others are doing in their community? You can share your ideas or ask others for what has worked for them in the discussion posts. 

Adding a discussion post

  1. Navigate to the Communities by Design KnowledgeNet homepage.
  2. Scroll down to the Latest Discussion Post panel on the left side of the page and click the gray “Add” button.
  3. Write up your post and submit!

Note: Your discussion post can be commented on by others.



Has your community already participated in a previous Design Assistance Team project?
Update us in a blog post! Please use City Name, State Project Update: subtitle (i.e. Austin, TX Project Update: new investment) as the nomenclature for the name so we can keep track of all your updates!  

Adding a blog post

  1. Navigate to the Communities by Design KnowledgeNet homepage.
  2. Scroll down to the Community Post panel in the middle of the page and click the gray “Add” button.
  3. Write up your post and submit!



Interested in with working with us?
If you think your community can benefit from our Design Assistance Teams or you’re are passionate about helping communities, get in touch! Email us >

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