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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.

Join the CxD community: promoting public participation and integrative approaches to city building

  • 1.  Join the CxD community: promoting public participation and integrative approaches to city building

    Posted 08-20-2020 04:25 PM

    AIA's Center for Communities by Design (CxD) focuses on helping cities and towns across the US and abroad transform to meet the needs of their communities. The program is committed to promoting effective public participation processes and an integrative approach to city-building. 

      We've created a platform where architects and other design professionals can engage with each other around strategies that cities and towns across the world are employing to create healthier, more equitable and livable communities. Explore our resources, including an interactive map of all previous CxD projects. In addition, stay updated on ongoing Communities by Design projects and learning opportunities.

      More on 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. 

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      Paola Capo
      Manager, Sustainability & Communities by Design
      The American Institute of Architects
      Washington DC
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