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The Committee on Design (COD) was founded to promote design excellence among members of the AIA, the broader design community, and the public at large, both nationally and internationally.

In April 2019, COD was in San Francisco for it's annual domestic conference. Check out the conference resources and the pictures!

new UN report points to urgency

  • 1.  new UN report points to urgency

    Posted 11-27-2019 09:33
    I am thankful for the scientists. 

    Knowing how the architecture/engineering/construction and real estate industry contributes to emissions, I hope we can find motivation in this latest report. 

    It's one thing to be wistful that society had listened -- and acted -- when the scientists first spoke up about the impacts of GHGs and warming, nearly 50 years ago. But as we head into 2020, let's be sure that in 10 years we can say we heard and acted. 

    We have an opportunity to create a clean energy economy with jobs and equity. We know how to design net zero carbon buildings and communities and regions; the opportunity for the AEC/RE community is immense. It is time for our species to turn its cleverness toward this existential threat with purpose and urgency." target="_blank" rel="noopener"> 

    Kira Gould
    Kira Gould CONNECT
    Oakland CA